Wladimir Klitschko was tempted to come out of retirement to fight Tyson Fury

Former heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has admitted he’s been tempted to challenge Tyson Fury to a rematch.

While it’s been a few years now since he walked away from the sport, Wladimir Klitschko will forever be remembered as one of the all-time greats of his era. The 46-year-old is currently back home in Ukraine in the midst of the ongoing invasion, showcasing just how committed he is to his homeland alongside brother Vitali and a range of other brave citizens.

Oleksandr Usyk has now left the country in order to prepare for his upcoming rematch with Anthony Joshua, and you’d have thought a comeback would be the last thing Klitschko is thinking about right now.

Alas, war can do funny things to a man, and just the idea of jumping back in there to take on someone like Tyson Fury was enough to put a smile on his face during a recent interview with Piers Morgan.

“I was thinking I should tweet Tyson Fury – ‘Last dance?’

“Since he wants to retire and we were supposed to have this rematch. I didn’t do it because my mind was now in a totally different world.”

“But after getting the news that he defended the title, and he’s retiring. I wish him the best, but I was really thinking I should send this [tweet]!”

Back in 2015, Fury put on an absolute clinic as he managed to defeat Klitschko via unanimous decision to capture the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles.

Could it ever happen?

Realistically speaking, the cancelled rematch between these two warriors was the closest we’ll ever get to seeing the second chapter of their rivalry.

Klitschko hasn’t competed since April 2017 whereas Fury made it crystal clear after his win over Dillian Whyte that he’d be walking away from pro boxing for good.

‘The Gypsy King’ could always make a U-turn and Wladimir may contemplate an exhibition bout somewhere down the line, but this is probably little more than the veteran having a bit of fun – and who can blame him after such a glittering career?

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