Wladimir Klitschko says could fight his older brother Vitali
"I am the better technical boxer but he is the stronger of the two..."
IBF and WBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine says he could fight his older brother, WBC Champion Vitali, although "our mother would go crazy," RIA Novosti reported referring to a British daily.
The most anticipated June 20 fight in Germany between Wladimir Klitschko and undisputed cruiserweight champion David Haye of Britain was cancelled last week after the British fighter pulled out suffering with a back injury received during a practice session.
The Independent said Wladimir`s remark on the cancelled bout was just a single "F-word" and later he told the daily that he and his brother planned to talk to their mother again to let them fight each other.
"We are going to talk to our mother again because we know how much interest such a fight would create and it would mean that one of us would be the supreme heavyweight champion," the British newspaper quoted Wladimir as saying.
Wladimir (52-3, 46 KOs) also promised that although his mother will be disappointed, the fight against his brother Vitali (37-2, 36 KOs) will be for real and not staged.
"Of course she would not be happy and if we did fight I would be very worried about the health of my brother because it would be very bloody and very bad. We are very competitive and it would be for real. There would be no fix," he said.
Both brothers repeatedly stated that they would never square off, but if the bout goes ahead both fighters have an equal chance of winning.
"I am the better technical boxer but he is the stronger of the two. It would be interesting," Wladimir said.
After Haye pulled out of the June 20 bout the 33-year-old Ukrainian decided to keep the date, which is expected to attract some 60,000 spectators and will now fight Ruslan Chagaev of Uzbekistan.