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18 NOVEMBER 2018


Wladimir Praises Young British Talent

Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko believes there are two true heavyweights in Britain and their names are not Haye and Chisora.


Klitschko was referring to 28 year-old David Price and 24 year-old Tyson Fury. The Ukrainian born champion, speaking on Sky Sport’s Ringside programme Klitschko said: : "I will mention that here in Great Britain you have two fighters that are young and are true heavyweights.


"That’s David Price, obviously, and Tyson Fury. I think they’re both very talented. I think they will belong, in a certain period of time, at the top. They will become champions at certain times.


"I think they have to gain experience, of course, and I would say that probably one of them is going to end up as an opponent of the Klitshcko brothers.


"It’s great. It’s always been like that in the history of boxing that young generations change the older generations of boxers.


"I’m not saying we are going to lose, but I’m saying eventually they will come up and will fight for the title and they’re obviously going to become, one day, champions."


Klitschko, who was in the UK to promote his ‘Klitschko’ movie added that he has no plans to retire after his July 7 title defence against American Tony Thompson.


"It makes me feel kind of sad when you say that," Klitschko said. "It makes me really upset because I don’t feel this way. I can speak for myself, I cannot speak for my brother who is obviously older.


"There is two things that can change; health and motivation, but so far I feel - knock on wood - great. I’m ambitious and hungry for success and my motivation hasn’t disappeared yet.


"I’m very, very motivated in what I’m doing, especially when I have so much support from the fans around the world. It gives you so much energy to perform."


June 1, 2012


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