Reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will fight at least another five times taking his professional career over seventy contests, the (BDB Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer – German Boxing Commission) confirmed on Tuesday.
Klitschko, 39, is lined up to defend his impressive collection of world titles against mandatory challenger Tyson Fury on October 24, after which ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ will grace the ring for another two years under the terms of his new TV deal.
Speaking at the press conference announcement for his clash with Fury at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, BDB President Thomas Putz stated: “I have to say that I am really quite pleased and happy that Wladimir has agreed to fight another five fights with us.
“It’s great to have him here and he’s always a very important guy for the German Professional Boxing Federation. It’s great that KMG, his management team, always bring great fights to Germany.”
The Ukrainian was won 64 of his 67 bouts since entering the paid ranks way back in 1996 with a first round KO of Fabian Meza in Hamburg and has over 50 stoppages on a record that includes five world championships – four of which he still holds today.
Splitting his time between Germany and family life in the USA, Klitschko is unbeaten in eleven years and is a huge favourite to continue that record against Fury later this year.
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