The Ukrainian retired after an incredible fight against the undefeated Brit in 2017 at England’s stadium
Wladimir Klitschko has revealed he is NOT the ‘wildcard’ option to face Anthony Joshua at Wembley next year.
Joshua is currently waiting to find out who his next opponent after retaining his WBO, WBA and IBF titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September.
Although he has a return date to the national stadium confirmed for April 2019, the identity of his opponent still remains a mystery.
While WBC champion Deontay Wilder and former Dillian Whyte have been touted, promoter Eddie Hearn suggested a ‘wildcard’ option was also being considered.
However, Wladimir Klitschko’s long-term manager Bernd Boente has ruled out a sensational rematch with AJ in the same venue for their first fight.
The 42-year-old Ukrainian announced his decision to retire in August of that year and, when asked whether he would make a stunning comeback for a Joshua fight, Boente told Sky Sports: “Not at all.”
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The fight in April was an instant classic; both fighters hit the canvas before Joshua produced a sublime uppercut to claim a stunning stoppage win in the 11th round.
Hearn is waiting to see emerges victorious from Wilder’s fight with Tyson Fury on December 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
If a deal cannot be agreed there, Jarrell Miller, the aforementioned Whyte or even Oleksandr Usyk are all viable options for the hard-hitting Londoner.