Nothing confirmed yet but ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports a deal is close for hulking American Jameel McCline to provide the opposition for Vitaly Klitschko’s September return. Co-incidentally, both fighters will be fighting for the first time since major knee surgery. McCline looked his most competitive and incisive before injury curtailed his challenge to Nicolay Valuev in the third round and he will surely regard this opportunity as his last at elite level following a catalogue of failure in championship class.
Speaking from ringside at the Briggs v Ibragimov bout McCline commented: “I think the fight is going to happen, I am very excited about getting the opportunity, especially the way things went in my last fight. I will be ready for the fight. My knee feels great.”
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