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Wladimir Klitschko is not joining his brother in retirement anytime soon.


Klitschko, at 38 years old, is looking at another easy defense next Saturday against Australian challenger Alex Leapai. Klitschko has not lost in over ten years.


The Ukrainian has stated a goal that he wants to break Joe Louis record of twelve years as a world heavyweight champion. Louis reigned between 1937 and 1949.


“I just turned 38, but that's only a number,” Klitschko said. “I am still extremely hungry and better than ever. A few years ago, I thought I couldn't improve, but my mission is still a long way from over. I want to box on for ten more years.”


“I feel the combination of experience, athletic ability, technique and strategy makes the me the complete professional.”


Breaking Louis' record looks to be an attainable goal. There is no up and coming Mike Tyson or Riddick Bowe rampaging his way to the heavyweight title. Klitschko can spend the next four years (hell, maybe ten) facing the likes of Kubrat Pulev, Chris Arreola, Bermane Stiverne, Deontay Wilder, Mike Perez or Bryant Jennings...As boring and bland as Klitschko is, the odds are that he will remain champion for quite some time.



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