Alexey Potapov

Klitschkos discuss future with RingTV.com

Brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, who hold all four major heavyweight titles, recently discussed the future with RingTV.com correspondent Alexey Potapov.

"I won the David Haye fight [on July 2] and proved that I am the best boxer in the heavyweight division,” Wladimir Klitshko said. “This victory is important not only for me but for my brother and millions of Ukrainians. I've heard a lot of talk that we have no one to fight, no worthy opponents. You know I would even fight with Manny Pacquiao, but he needs to go to the heavyweight division because I cannot fight at welterweight.

“For me, the best option now is a fight against Chris Arreola. In 2009, he fought against my brother. It was a great event for L.A. I want to fight with him in New York City. I did not go into the ring at Madison Square Garden for more than three years; this place is special to me."

Said Vitali Klitschko: "We’ve had this dream for a long time. It's incredible. I'm 40 years old, people come up to me and say that I can break the record of George Foreman. But I'm just not going to be in the ring at 45 years old. We need to find the right moment to leave. My next fight against Tomasz Adamek [on Sept. 10 in Poland] will be very interesting. I guarantee. It is very fast and dangerous. Dangerous more than David Haye."

The father of the Klitschko brothers, Wladimir Rodionovich Klitschko, died at 64 on July 13 after a long illness. This news shocked the whole of Ukraine and the boxing world. Vitali Klitschko interrupted his preparation to fight against Adamek and returned at this difficult time to his hometown of Kiev.

According to Yahoo! Sports: "Wladimir Rodionovich for his life raised two sons and three grandchildren. Colonel of the Air Force, he was a lifelong devoted service in the army, took an active part in the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant."

Vitali Klitschko was supposed to be in New York on July 16 – his birthday – for a news conference but he had to postpone because of his father's death.

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