Wladimir Klitschko reveals the one reason he would return to boxing

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Wladimir Klitschko has revealed that he would only be tempted to make a spectacular return to boxing, if he was presented with the chance to make history.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest heavyweights of both his own generation - alongside brother Vitali - as well as throughout history, Klitschko decided to call time on his glittering career in August of 2017 - just four months after his stunning fight with Anthony Joshua at Wembley.

Despite losing his final two fights to Joshua, and fellow British heavyweight Tyson Fury, 'Dr Steelhammer' retired with a record of 64 wins from his 69 professional fights, 53 of which came via knockout. 

Kliitschko also retired at a time when many felt that he still possessed enough to one day challenge for a world title once again, with the Kazakh-born fighter more than holding his own against Joshua in his final bout, and actually handing the world champion his first professional knockdown. 

Now, in an interview with FOX Sports, Klitschko was quizzed on what it would take to get him in the ring once again, and how likely that might be.

"[On a potential return to the ring] It must be something extraordinary. Incredible. I've still got it, but I don't know for how long I'm going to remain in the same shape.

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

"I mean, obviously now there is only one guy, George Foreman. But then, I might think about it."

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Foreman currently holds the record for the oldest heavyweight champion in the history of the sport, having made a spectacular comeback at age 45 in 1994, knocking out Michael Moorer to claim the WBA and IBF titles. 

Whilst Klitschko may have his eyes set on claiming the record for himself, any such potential fight would stand a minimum of four years off into the future, with Klitschko only being 42 years of age currently.  

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