WBN Photo: Klitschko and Schwarzenegger in Twitter pose-off

Phil Jay 09/09/2013

WBC, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko sent out a tongue-in-cheek picture to hero Arnold Schwargenegger prior to the weekend – mimicking one of the Austrian’s famous ‘Mr Universe’ poses from the now movie star’s 1970’s bodybuilding hey-day.

Whether the current undisputed world boxing champion was expecting it or not, ‘Arnie’ decided to copy a Klitschko pose of his own yesterday as the two engaged in some mutual respect via their Twitter accounts.

Klitschko, 37, is deep in preparations for his upcoming multi-million dollar clash with WBA ‘regular’ belt holder Alexander Povetkin in Russia next month and looks in great shape already for yet another title defence.

The Ukrainian stands to make a figure in the region of 17 million dollars for the clash following a mammoth bid from promoter Vlad Hrunov to stage the bout in Moscow.

The 66 year-old one-time Governor of California, Schwarzenegger himself has been hard at it for his role in Sylvester Stallone’s production ‘The Expendables 3’ where he will reprise his role as ‘Trench’ in next years blockbuster.

Schwarzengger is back in Hollywood after taking time out to fulfil his political duties in Los Angeles and obviously has an affection for his fellow-European native as witnessed over the weekend.