Exclusive: Wladimir Klitschko 'motivated' to break heavyweight record

Klitschko was last in action against Anthony Joshua in a 'Fight of the Century' battle at Wembley Stadium. (Main photo - credit: Wladimir Klitscho Instagram).

Wladimir Klitschko could make a sensational comeback next year in a bid to beat George Foreman's boxing record.

Alexander Krassyuk, Head of K2 Promotions, claims the boxing legend has 'unfinished business' with Tyson Fury.

The pair fought in 2015 and despite being a huge underdog for the contest, Fury outpointed Klitschko to end his 11-year dominance in the heavyweight division.

A rematch was expected only for Fury to pull out due to being declared medically unfit to fight.

Klitschko would never get the chance to avenge his defeat and instead fought Anthony Joshua in 2017.

The Ukrainian retired after his brave loss to AJ but has since teased fans about a comeback to beat Foreman's record as oldest heavyweight champion.

"Big George" was 45 years and 299 days old when he beat Michael Moorer to win the WBA and IBF straps. And Krassyuk believes Klitschko could also be eyeing up a piece of history.

"Many people are talking about that (his return). He himself has not taken the final decision but he never said it won't happen," Krassyuk exclusively told Planet Sport.

"I know boxing is in his heart and boxing is in his mind and I know there are some things which he calls unfinished business. He had a rematch clause for the Tyson Fury fight which never happened. And this is what he calls unfinished business.

"It's never been serious or on purpose to make this fight happen but he was saying that this is unfinished business and is something that can motivate him and give him the incentive to come back.

"The other motivation that he can have is to become the oldest heavyweight champion of all-time. I don't like this word because he is not old. That is another thing that will motivate him. He's in brilliant shape and is taking care of himself. He's training hard every day, looking after his body, his mind and mentally he is very strong.

"He's much stronger than he was 15 or 20 years ago, he can do it," he added.

Klitschko hints at comeback

It comes after Klitschko put boxing fans on red alert following a social media post on his return to the gym and sparring.

Having previously posted photos of training with Oleksandr Usyk during his transition from cruiserweight to heavyweight, Klitschko teased the boxing world about making a comeback to the sport.

In his most recent post, the heavyweight legend posted some sparring session photos on Instagram with one of the captions saying: 'Challenged accepted.' In the comments, some fans have speculated about the Ukrainian preparing for potential rematches against Fury and Joshua.

"I train regularly. Almost every day, "Klitschko told Fox Sports' Fair Game before the DAZN offer came onto the table in 2018. "I need it like the air to breathe. I enjoy doing sports.

"(As of now) I still have it, but I do not know how long I can keep this form. It must be something extraordinary. Incredible.

"But if I can become a 45-year-old, a 46-year-old, and if I've still got it. If I still had the sparks in my stomach, I would think that I could break the record and become the oldest heavyweight champion at this extraordinary moment.

"I mean, obviously now there is only one guy, George Foreman. But by then, I'll think about it," he added.

Whether he returns or not, it remains to be seen but if he is to fight again then maybe he turns to the WBA and targets the 'regular' title rather than putting his health on the line.

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