Wladimir Klitschko eyes world champion title

MOSCOW, October 8 (RIA Novosti) -- Ukrainian super-heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight for the world champion title as soon as possible, he said at a news conference in Moscow Saturday.

"I don't want to wait 10 or 12 months. I will do my best to do it as soon as possible," the younger Klitschko said.

He continued that he would have to fight either American Cris Byrd or Lamon Brewster.

"Of these two, I would prefer Cris Byrd," he said, explaining that it would be more of a challenge for him to fight this boxer.

Klitschko also shared his impressions from his fight with Nigerian Samuel Peter, which took place on September 24 in Atlantic City and ended with the Ukrainian's victory. "Samuel Peter used some forbidden tricks and I was not ready for that of course," he said. "The referee saw it, but I was not going to argue him."

"Samuel Peter was one of the most promising boxers in the super-heavy weight category until he met me," Klitschko said.

Wladimir Klitschko said that his visit to Russia was unofficial and that in several days he would go to Los Angeles where his older brother Vitali was training to fight against American Hasim Rahman.

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