Tom Loeffler wants Wladimir Klitschko to face Deontay Wilder in comeback fight

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Boxing promoter Tom Loeffler has admitted that he'd like to see Wladimir Klitschko fight Deontay Wilder should the Ukrainian decide to come out of retirement.

Recent reports have suggested that Klitschko, who is based in Germany, is set to return to the ring despite hanging up his gloves a couple of years ago.

The 43-year-old, who spent two decades at the summit of the heavyweight division, is mulling over a final stint in boxing's big time, according to numerous reports.

A three-fight deal with DAZN, which is reportedly worth millions and shares in the company, is being discussed, with huge fights possibly being offered to the once king of the division.

Klitschko brought the curtain down on his successful career two years ago, when he was beaten by Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium in April 2017.

It was his second heavyweight defeat to a Brit, having lost out to Tyson Fury back in November 2017 in his own backyard of Dusseldorf.

Following his defeat to Joshua, Klitschko pulled out of the contracted re-match and instead opted to retire.

But now he is rumoured to be ready to make a return, and Loeffler wants to see him fight American Deontay Wilder.

Loeffler said: “My personal opinion is I’d like to see him and Deontay Wilder.

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“Wladimir had such a great championship run and (trainer) Emanuel Steward brought in the best sparring partners.

"He brought both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder as a sparring partner and now they are both champions.

“But I think it would be fireworks as Deontay has big punching power, that would be a tremendous fight.

“But that’s just my personal opinion. I’ll make that clear as I don’t want to get in trouble with him."


Loeffler feels that the demand is there for Klitschko to come back into the sport in the near future. 

“He had such a good championship run, that a lot of people want to see him back in the ring.

“A company is offering him a lot of money to come back. He’s one of those brands that fans want to see him come back. I’d like to see him come back."

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