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Wladimir Klitschko talking comeback against Fury, Joshua or Wilder

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By Charles Brun: Former unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko posted several Tweets on Saturday putting on the feelers from his fans about a comeback against the BIG three names in the division: Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Of the three, Wladimir, 43, received the most enthusiastic response from his Fury Tweet. It would seem that that Klitschko’s boxing fans want to see him and the 6’9″ Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) battle it out again. Joshua and Fury are a badly flawed fighters that Wladimir could beat if he’s mentally engaged, and willing to follow the instructions of his trainers. Wladimir FAILED to follow the instructions from his trainer in losses to Joshua and Fury.

Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) lost to Fury by a close 12 round unanimous decision four years ago on November 28 in Düsseldorf, German. This was a fight that Wladimir would have easily won if he still had trainer Emanuel Steward in his career, as he had a way of making him follow his instructions.

Klitschko teasing with potential comeback Tweets

Wladimir toying with his fan’s emotions with comeback talk

This isn’t the first time that Wladimir has gotten his boxing fans excited about him possibly coming back, and he’s failed to follow through. You can argue that it’s not fair to Klitschko’s loyal fans for him to be playing with their emotions like this.

If he’s serious about wanting to come back, then he should just do it, and not play games with his fans. Given Wladimir’s history of talking about coming out of retirement, and then not doing it, he really should stay quiet until he decides whether he wants to.

Wladimir needs to avenge losses to Fury and Joshua

If Wladimir had followed his trainer’s instructions, he could have beaten Joshua and Fury with ease, but instead he failed to follow the game plan. It was sad. For a fighter with the amateur background Wladimir had, he couldn’t follow the simple instructions that his trainer Johnathon Banks gave him in his corner. You can’t give Joshua and Fury credit for their wins over Wladimir, because they would have lost those fights if the Ukrainian was following instructions from his trainer.

Either Wladimir thought he knew better than Banks or he simply was too afraid to do what he was being told to do. Wladmir might as well have been all by himself, because he wasn’t listening to his corner.

It was a fight that Wladimir could have EASILY won if he’d just listed to his brother Vitali Klitschko and trainer Banks to let his hands go, but he wouldn’t do it. Instead of throwing punches, Wladimir followed Fury around the ring, waiting for the perfect time to finally let his right hand shots go. It was obvious was Wladimir needed to do, but he couldn’t do it.

A good heavyweight like Deontay Wilder would have thrown a right hand, and if he missed it, he would have reloaded at close range. Wladimir doesn’t have the training to fight like that talented American.

Klitschko’s timing for comeback talk is HORRIBLE

  • Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) is booked for the next year with his IBF and WBO mandatory defenses due in 2020. Joshua must defend against Kubrat Pulev and Oleksander Usyk. As such, the earliest Joshua will have to defend against the 43-year-old Klitshcko is in 2021.
  • Deontay Wilder: The ‘Bronze Bomber’ is scheduled to fight Fury in a rematch on February 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After that, the two giant heavyweights will be fighting a trilogy match in the second half of the year. There won’t be any time for either of them to face Klitschko until 2021.

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