Wladimir Klitschko is currently in preparation to face Tyson Fury on October 24th in a big heavyweight showdown. But Klitschko, who is nearing 40 and already has 67 professional fights under his belt, is still looking towards the future, with the end of his career not yet in sight. His manager, Bernd Boente, says that Wladimir still has a number of fights left in him.
"We will announce the extension of our RTL contract, our German TV partners, for another five more fights," he told Sky Sports News HQ.
Given Klitschko's typical 2 fights per year, this should peg him for at least another 2-3 years in the sport. In the meantime, Wladimir faced off with Tyson Fury for the first time when they officially announced their fight at ESPRIT Arena in Düsseldorf today. It was expected that Fury would try to ruffle his feathers, but Boente was already prepared for that.
"Wladimir takes it easy. He has so many different types of opponents and they've all talked the fight up and some were calmer.
"But don't forget four years ago he had David Haye, who talked a huge fight, so lets see what Tyson brings to the table."
Fury, of course, proceeded to have a go at Klitschko during the press conference today anyway, calling him an old man and questioning whether Wladimir has had any botox work done. Wlad isn't much of a trash talker, but he'll try his hand at a rebuttal this October.