Wladimir Klitschko vows to 'be back' after flying home
Wladimir Klitschko vowed ‘I’ll be back’ as he returned to Germany following his 11th-round stoppage by Anthony Joshua.
Klitschko was defeated in a thrilling heavyweight showdown before 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night that saw both fighters climb off the canvas.
The Ukrainian claims he has a rematch clause in his contract and on Tuesday he hinted that he will be looking to renew his rivalry with Joshua in London.
Wladimir Klitschko has vowed to return to boxing following his defeat to Anthony Joshua
Klitschko suffered a thrilling eleventh-round stoppage to Joshua at Wembley on Saturday
‘Leaving LND with a feeling everyone’s win. Sat night the sport, the fans and even I on respect. Cheers and I’ll be back!’ he wrote on his Twitter feed.
Joshua added the WBA title to his IBF crown and focus has now switched to the identity of his next opponent.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are options, but a rematch with 41-year-old veteran Klitschko appears the most likely choice.
Joshua insists he is happy to fight anyone in the world right now and claims he is ready to go through the heavyweight division ‘one by one’.
Both fighters were sent to the canvas before Joshua ended the bout in the penultimate round
But in his Big Fight diary for the Evening Standard, Joshua wrote: ‘[My team] will lay out the options on the table and I’ll pick one but I think I already showed on Saturday night I can knock anyone out.
‘I always embrace a challenge and I’ve never shied away from competition — I don’t back down from anyone.
‘So if it works out for my career, I’ll definitely relish the challenge against Tyson Fury or anyone else for that matter.’
Klitschko is thought to have a rematch clause inserted into his contract with the British fighter
Joshua says he would relish the chance to fight Tyson Fury, or any one else for that matter