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V. Klitschko-Stiverne fight in works

Updated: May 8, 2013, 6:40 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko, who is contemplating retirement and has not yet commited to continuing to fight, has nonetheless engaged challenger Bermane Stiverne in negotiations for their mandatory bout.

Klitschko manager Bernd Boente told ESPN.com on Wednesday that adviser Shelly Finkel has been in contact with Stiverne promoter Don King to talk about the fight and the parameters of a deal.

Asked whether the talks meant that Klitschko had decided to fight on, Boente ...

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