Wladimir Klitschko has revealed exclusively to BoxNation that retirement was never an option after losing to Tyson Fury last November in Düsseldorf.

Klitschko rematches Fury on Saturday 9 July after losing in November out in Düsseldorf with revenge firmly at the forefront of his mind.

“I never considered retiring, especially after the first fight. I suffered and struggled for three days after, I couldn’t believe what was going on but you got to shake it off and then I executed the rematch clause,” explained ‘Dr Steelhammer’ who was speaking to Steve Lillis at his Austrian training base.

After Fury took the titles back to Britain much was made of Klitschko’s approach and team but the 40 year old remains confident coach Jonathon Banks can lead him to glory once more.

“I have the same team. After I lost this fight people said I should change everything but I’m the core of the performance. I must change my own approach to hunt.”

Klitschko is aiming to use all his experience to recapture the gold and has admitted going through an emotional rollercoaster before and after the first Fury fight.

“Through experiences you face and the challenges you have definitely makes you a better person. I’m happy where I’m at right now, I’m looking forward to it.”

Find out how you can watch Fury Klitschko, live on BoxNation Saturday 9 July.

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