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Wladimir Klitschko in 2016 Olympics

Latest Wladimir KlitschkoBy Scott Gilfoid: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO’s) could return to the Olympics in 2016 to attempt to capture a second Olympic gold medal, according to Fightnews.com. Wladimir, 36, already captured a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics in the super heavyweight division.

Wladimir said to Fightnews.com “It is well known that I really want to take part I the 2016 Olympics. The AIBA is now working on making it possible.”

If Wladimir does take part in the 2016 Olympics, he’ll be 40-years-old by that time and he’d likely have to compete against the likes of the 6’6” Anthony Joshua from the UK. It’s hard to imagine Wladimir wanting to bother fighting in the Olympics at that age, even if they were to allow him to do it.

There’s no real gain fighting a bunch of amateurs without a lot of talent. Joshua is little more than an arm puncher that got several controversial decisions in the London Olympics to get a gold medal.

Does Wladimir really want to put himself through the ordeal of getting possibly jobbed as well in these fights? Until the amateur game fixes the scoring for the fights, it’s hardly worth it for someone like Wladimir to bother because he might find himself in the position where he’d need to knock guys out to make sure he gets the win.

The 2012 Olympics was really off putting for me. I had Joshua losing to Cuba’s Erislandy Savon, Ukraine’s Ivan Dychko, and Italy’s Roberto Cammarelle. I also had Joshua fighting to a draw against Zhilei Zhang from China. That was just a bad, bad scoring of the fights and I don’t see why Wladimir would want to put himself into that game where he could be on the receiving end of a controversial decision.

Wladimir would destroy the arm punching Joshua, but the judging would make it one of those toss-up situations.


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