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Monday, 01/16/2012, 10:15 am

MMA NEWS – Boxing Champ Klitschko Interested In Trying MMA


Not professionally, but for fitness and practice.

Here is what the boxing champ told Jim Rome while a guest on his show:

[box_light]“[MMA is] a very tough sport. I don’t think I’m ready to practice it and fight in the cage, I think I’m too old for it, but I have a lot of respect… Because you have to have a lot of abilities. You have to be so multi-functional, you have to be a wrestler, you have to be a good kickboxer, you have to be a good boxer, you have to be with good condition. We can go forever what they have to be to keep winning for a long time and be a champion, consistent champions, it’s very difficult. I don’t want to fight, but I want to try. I want to try the fitness. Just get in an MMA gym and just practice certain things. I used to wrestle, and I did judo when I was younger. As training, as fitness, perfect. Fighting, no.”[/box_light]

Current WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has a slight interest in training Mixed Martial Arts for physical fitness. Although he admits his age would limit his ability to compete in the sport professionally.

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