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Wladimir Klitschko is considering a shock return to boxing aged 46 as he congratulates Tyson Fury on beating Dillian Whyte

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO is considering a comeback to boxing aged 46 while eyeing George Foreman’s championship record.

Klitschko retired in 2017 after losing to Anthony Joshua in 11 epic rounds at Wembley Stadium.

Wladimir Klitschko, left, next to brother Vitali

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Wladimir Klitschko, left, next to brother VitaliPhoto credit: AFP
George Foreman KOs Michael Moorer to become the oldest heavyweight champion

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George Foreman KOs Michael Moorer to become the oldest heavyweight championPhoto credit: AFP

It was the same situation where Tyson Fury – who beat the Ukrainian in 2015 – knocked out Dillian Whyte with a brutal uppercut at the weekend.

And Klitschko congratulated his old rival while revealing his plan to become boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion.

He told BILD: “I also learned that you shouldn’t forget life despite the war. Sport is part of my life. I am very happy that Tyson Fury won.

“Who knows, I don’t want to promise anything big here, but whether I’ll be in good shape, and most importantly, that the war in Ukraine will end soon and our borders will stand without an invasion of Russia, then who knows in the end? “

Foreman, now 73, initially retired in 1977 at 28 but returned to the ring ten years later.

The American knocked out Michael Moorer in 1994 to become the oldest heavyweight champion of all time at 45.

Klitschko is poised to break that record but has put up a far bigger fight for his country amid the Russian invasion.

In February he enlisted in the reserve army of Ukraine and bravely took up arms.

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Klitschko retired after his legendary fight with Joshua and refrained from a rematch shortly after.

It came just two years after a shock defeat on points by Fury in Germany, where there was also no rematch.

That was because the Gypsy King had his belts vacated after a battle with depression and substance abuse.

But after an inspiring comeback, Fury would reign as king of the heavyweight world again just five years later.

And if Klitschko returns to the ring, a rematch with Fury could be on the cards, although the Gypsy King claims his win over Whyte was the finale of his legendary career.

Wladimir Klitschko was beaten by Tyson Fury in 2015

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Wladimir Klitschko was beaten by Tyson Fury in 2015Photo credit: Getty – Contributor

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