Former World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko Open To Olympics

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Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir is interested in competing at a second Olympic Games.

Professional fighters are set to become eligible for the Olympics, as soon as this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro, after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) put forward the radical proposal.

Klitschko, who won gold in Atlanta in 1996, has refused to rule out the possibility of competing at the iconic sporting event.

"I have always said that I would love to participate again in the Olympic Games but right now I'm only focusing on my rematch with Tyson Fury," the 39-year-old said.

Klitschko and Tyson Fury are set to lock horns again later this year, with a May bout likely, after the latter dethroned the Ukrainian in Dusseldorf.

Fury's upcoming title defence means Klitschko would be looking to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Games.