Klitschko looking to become undisputed Heavyweight champion

By , January 2, 2014 2:55 pm

Boxing has been going through a phase for much of the last decade where no fighter has been able to take the Heavyweight division by the scruff of the neck and it has been seen that no fighter since Lennox Lewis in 2000 has been the unified Heavyweight champion, holding all the major Heavyweight titles at the same time.

But now, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko is trying to change that statistic.

The younger of the two Klitschko brothers has announced that he is targeting to become the first fighter to become the undisputed Heavyweight champion of the world in over a decade as he sets his sights on fighting for the World Boxing Council or the WBC Heavyweight Championship title which was recently vacated by his older brother Vitali Klitschko.

Lewis was the last boxer to hold all major Heavyweight belts at the same time when he managed to achieve the feat in 2000 and with Wladimir Klitschko and his brother Vitali holding the five titles between them, there was no chance of them becoming the undisputed champion as they were not in favor of fighting against each other.

Vitali vacated his title last week as he seeks to continue his political career in his country Ukraine and the WBC has already announced him as the ‘champion emeritus’ meaning he will be able to fight for the title whenever he decided to return to the ring and fight for the title.

And in the intervening period, Wladimir Klitschko will be going all guns blazing to add the fifth world crown to the four titles he holds already. The Ukrainian legend stated that it would be great to bring the WBC Heavyweight Championship belt into the Klitschko family and mentioned that he will do all he can to ensure that happens.

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