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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Klitschko and Valuev Aim to Fight in June

MANNHEIM, Germany -- Wladimir Klitschko needed only a couple of swings to stop Ray Austin. Now, the real heavyweight fight begins.

Klitschko earned a second-round technical knockout to defend his IBF title Saturday, and then his camp spent most of the postfight press conference blaming Don King, who promotes Austin, for holding up a heavyweight division unification fight.

Klitschko said talks with WBA champion Nikolai Valuev for a June or July fight will begin, assuming the 2.13-meter (7-foot) unbeaten Russian beats Ruslan Chagaev April 14.

Klitschko manager Bernd Broente said they would try to work with German promoter Wilfried Sauerland, who co-promotes Valuev along with King.

"Valuev wants it and I want it," Klitschko said. "But you can imagine how hard it is to deal with Don King."

The Klitschko camp blamed King for holding up their attempts at unification several times.

Valuev, who watched the fight from a hotel room in Berlin, said he wanted to fight Klitschko too.

"Brother, see you in the ring," Valuev said. "Of course it depends on my management."

Klitschko and older brother Vitali Klitschko promote themselves.

"This fight is about more than two fighters, it's about two promoters," said Vitali Klitschko, the former WBC champion planning a comeback.