Wladimir Klitschko’s manager, Bernd Boente, has ruled out a possible rematch between the Ukrainian boxer and Russian Alexander Povetkin, online newspaper Sport.de has reported.
“When someone like Wladimir wins each round so clearly, then there is no need for further discussion,” Boente said.
He added that the younger Klitschko would return to the ring before the spring of 2014. The next opponent will be chosen by a boxing organization whose belt is held by the Ukrainian boxer.
After the fight with Povetkin Klitschko said that his next opponent would most likely be a mandatory challenger for the WBO world champion title. Russian Denis Boytsov tops the table in WBO’s ranking for September 2013. Boente described Boytsov as an interesting boxer, adding that that are many good athletes in the heavyweight category.
As reported, IBF/WBO/WBA/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine (61-3, 52 Kos) successfully retained his belts by defeating Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin, who was unbeaten in 26 previous fights. This was Klitschko’s 61st victory in his 64th professional bout.