World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has said that he has no plans to retire and looking forward to defending his IBF/WBA and IBF titles against Francesco Pianeta on May 4.
"I feel young enough to not think about it [retirement]. And, of course, I’m looking forward to get a challenge, that’s my motivation," Klitschko told espn.co.uk.
"This competition never stops and as long as I’m healthy and motivated I will continue to do the job that I have been doing."
Pianeta is not expected to pose too much of threat to the world’s No.1 heavyweight but Wladimir begs to differ.
"I’m getting always criticised with my opponents, it doesn’t matter are they well known or not so much and it’s always very difficult to fight against someone that is not known because you are always getting these critics".
"I have to assure you that (the) fight against Francesco Pianeta is going to be very, very tough and difficult because he is super motivated."
One thing is for sure, Pianeta will have no tougher battle than the one he had battling Cancer. "Sure it will be the biggest experience (of my life), but not the biggest fight that I have already won, that was against cancer," Pianeta said.
March 7, 2013