The former world champion in the heavyweight Russian Nikolay Valuev told why in 2009 he failed to fight with Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko.
“I’m even preparing for the fight with Vitali. As soon as the idea of this fight, I immediately went to the gym. I understand that it will take time for various negotiations. From the moment when all agree, it has to be at a certain stage of sports training. After all, left little time to implement themselves at the time when you need to get in the ring.
In the first option we simply could not agree, and Vitaly chose another opponent that was on his mind. I knew Klitschko was a fallback and it is for this reason not particularly worried. Probably, the proposed terms gave the boxer and they met in the ring. And we have the battle did not take place.
Then the conversations continued, but the contractual conditions did not change. I realized that if I kept waiting, then just lose time. I decided to further take care of your health and learned that I need to finish career”, – said the Russian boxer.
Earlier, Valuev explained why he ceased to communicate with Vitali Klitschko.