According to recent news, Tom Loeffler has suggested that Vitali Klitscho may fight his last fight in 2014, ending his career thereafter.
According to Loeffler, the fight will take place sometime next year, against an opponent yet to be signed, even though chances are it will be his mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne.
While there have been numerous reports in past few years suggesting that Vitali was thinking about calling it quits, this time I believe it to be true.
Not only is he getting older and more prone to injuries, his political career is moving forward, with Vitali hoping to run for president of Ukraine.
Maybe it’s the distraction of politics, or maybe his physical condition, I think that he himself is finally ready to let boxing go.
It is quite a treat to see a fighter start at the bottom, and go as far as the Klitschko brothers have gone. It is also sad to see them retire, even if happy with more to look forward to in life.
Vitali Klitschko is not only a boxer, but together with his brother they are nothing short of a sensation. Vitali will be 43 next year, and just the fact that he has been as dominating as he was in they heavyweight division, should land him in a historic slot in boxing.
Having said all that, Vitali did recently mention that he would like to fight David Haye before hanging up with gloves for good. “’Let’s see. Why not? But at the moment, I don’t want to talk about major plans,” replied Vitali when asked about the possibility of him facing David Haye.