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Tom Loeffler reveals who he wants Wladimir Klitschko to face in comeback

World Boxing News 27/03/2019
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📸 Esther Lin

Tom Loeffler made a radio appearance over the past week to discuss a possible return to the ring for Wladimir Klitschko.

Reports have suggested for quite some time that Klitschko is ready to accept an offer to embark on a comeback.

Several big money deals are said to be on the table as Klitschko, who recently turned 43, contemplates one final run in the top division.

The heavyweight legend, who ruled three times as champion and once for almost a decade, retired in 2017 following a loss to Anthony Joshua.

During the London fight, Klitschko dropped and almost stopped the current unified ruler. Although the Ukrainian decided against a contracted rematch.

Two years on and all the signs are pointing to Klitschko fighting again.

Loeffler aired his views when speaking to Sirius XM 93’A At The Fights with Gerry Cooney and Randy Gordon.

“He had such a good championship run, that a lot of people want to see him back in the ring,” Loeffler said during his appearance on the show.

“A company is offering him a lot of money to come back. He’s one of those brands that fans want to see him come back. I’d like to see him come back.

“I don’t know whether he content with what he’s accomplished in his career already. You know, his brother Vitali was in the Hall of Fame last year and is the Mayor of Kiev. And Wladimir has had one of the most storied championship runs.

“It will be his decision. If it makes sense, and he’s been posting videos and photos showing the bug is still somewhere in the back of his head.

“He came so close when he knocked down Anthony Joshua (at Wembley Stadum in 2017).”

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Asked who he may fight and whether DAZN is the move, Loeffler added: “My personal opinion is I’d like to see him and Deontay Wilder.

“Wladimir had such a great championship run and (trainer) Emanuel Steward brought in the best sparring partners. He brought both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder as a sparring partner and now they are both champions.

“But I think it would be fireworks as Deontay has big punching power, that would be a tremendous fight.

“But that’s just my personal opinion. I’ll make that clear as I don’t want to get in trouble with him,” he concluded.


Klitschko has been seriously linked to DAZN. Whilst talk of a Wilder fight had filled the air when the WBC title holder was also considering an offer from the streaming service.

Now Wilder has decided to stick with Showtime, Klitschko may well have another choice to consider moving forward.

SiriusXM Fight Nation 93’s At The Fights airs Mondays and Fridays from 6-8p ET. The show is on the first and only nationally-broadcast combat radio channel SiriusXM Fight Nation 93.

The show is hosted by former New York State athletic commissioner Randy Gordon. Plus former #1-ranked Heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney.

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