Wladimir Klitschko took to his social media accounts in the build up to the huge rematch with Tyson Fury to state:
The legendary Heavyweight will be looking to use all of his experience to win back the belts.
American Ross ‘The Boss’ Puritty halted Klitschko’s 24-0 record with a late stoppage in Kiev back in December 1998.
Klitschko bounced back from this first career defeat to demolish Zoran Vujecic in the first round, just two months after his initial taste of failure.
It would spark a rampant near 5 year, 17 fight unbeaten streak.
‘Dr Steelhammer’ would go on to claim the WBO World Heavyweight crown, make five solid defences before losing his Title to Corrie Sanders in March 2003.
The South African sensationally dropped Klitschko multiple times in the two round blow out to claim his first World Title and take ESPN’s “Upset of the Year” award too.
Question marks followed Wladimir after the Sanders fight but after linking up with legendary trainer Emmanuel Steward two early KO victories followed. That opened the door for another shot at the World Title.
Lamont Brewster, who was on a five fight KO streak, had home advantage for the vacant WBO World Title fight in April 2004 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Despite dropping the American early, Klitschko couldn’t capitalise and was stopped in the fifth.
His third defeat at the hands of Brewster would spark an epic revival that would send the Heavyweight division into lockdown.
Klitschko later avenged defeat to Brewster and unified the WBA, WBO and IBF World Titles during an 11 year unbeaten run.
Challengers such as Samuel Peter, David Haye, Alexander Povetkin and Kubrat Pulev all failed to dethrone the resurgent Champion.
That was until Tyson Fury upset the applecart to bring the World Heavyweight Titles back to Britain after a masterclass, tactical victory on away turf last November.
The rematch has been finalised for Saturday 29th October and there’s only one place you can watch the big fight, live on BoxNation.
Will it be repeat or revenge?