Wladimir Klitschko has rubbished rumours that he is going to make a return to boxing in 2019 to fight Dillian Whyte.
Klitschko, who retired in April 2017 after his fight with Anthony Joshua, has stated there is absolutely no truth in the speculation surrounding his potential return.
The former WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO champion has not fought in almost two years, and only fought three times in the final two years of his illustrious career.
The recent rumours have suggested that Klitschko would be making a comeback and stepping into the ring with Whyte, instead of what was previously reported, that Joshua was lining up a rematch with his fellow Englishman.
However, the Ukrainian profusely denies this, and did so in a text exchange with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, who tweeted that Klitschko called the possibility of him returning to fight Whyte 'fake news.'
Many boxing fans will be pleased with the news, as many would be disappointed to see the 42-year-old take on Whyte with the possibility of him losing again in devastating fashion like he did to Joshua.
Whyte has been dishing out some brutal knockouts recently and has fought particularly well since his only career defeat that came against Anthony Joshua in 2015.
The “Body Snatcher” seems to have earned himself a massive fight in the coming months due to the nature of his recent wins against Lucas Browne and Derek Chisora, as well as a decision victory over Joseph Parker.
But, according to the man himself, it will not be Klitschko.
On the other hand, though, some people will be disappointed that it really is the end of Klitschko, who had a wonderful boxing career and deserved to go out on a high.
It seems like his defeat to Joshua will be the final fight of his career, and if it is, at least he went out fighting.