Wladimir Klitschko will return on May 25 after a two-year absence from the sport. That’s according to Ukrainian media outlet Sport Arena, who claim the former heavyweight king has agreed a three-fight deal with broadcaster DAZN worth up to £92 million.
A deal between the fighter and DAZN has taken three months to finalise, but he now looks set to return to the ring for his 70th professional fight.
According to this latest report, Klitschko will fight at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev before two more fights further down the line. The 43-year-old hasn’t boxed since he lost to Anthony Joshua back in April 2017 infront of a sold-out Wembley crowd.
This will also be the first time Klitschko has fought in his home country of Ukraine since Ross Purrity beat him back in 1998 via TKO.
While no opponent has been formally announced, the heavyweight is still expected to fight the best competitors in the division.