Wladimir Klitschko Wants To Fight In 2016 Olympics, But Has Too Many Professional Bouts

It is still the plan for Wladimir Klitschko to perform in the 2016 Olympics taking place in Brazil.

“It was our mutual dream, mine and Emanuel Steward’s. I want to participate in the next Olympics, and once again earn a gold medal,” said Wladimir.

In 2011, AIBA had made it possible for professional boxers to fight in the Olympics, but there is one rule that may potentially prevent Wladimir Klitschko from reaching and realizing his dream. The rule states that any professional boxer going into the Olympics should not have an excess of  15 professional bouts. Wladimir, at this point in time, has been through 62, thus is well over the maximum allowed fights.

Rules are rules, thus it seems as though he will not be allowed to fight. Still, the German president of amateur boxing believes that Wladimir has a chance, stating: “I am sure that AIBA will be able to make an exception for such a great champion.”

It would be something else to see Wladimir win yet another Olympic medal, but how fair would that be to his opponent?