Wladimir Klitschko seemed to hit out at his personal manager after Bernd Boente shot down reports the heavyweight could fight Anthony Joshua in April.
Reports that the Ukrainian could come out of retirement to fight Joshua at Wembley again began swirling last week, as Eddie Hearn suggested a wild card opponent could be selected for the 13 April date.
Joshua and Klitschko went to war at Wembley in 2017 in what is one of the most exciting heavyweight championship battles in history.
Since retiring from the sport, my brother and I are active in different fields of life, but neither of us want, or need a personal “manager”.
— Klitschko (@Klitschko) November 20, 2018
Klitschko retired after that loss, but did not seem to take kindly to his long-term manager Boentes comments about his future intentions.
He said: Since retiring from the sport, my brother and I are active in different fields of life, but neither of us want, or need a personal manager.
Joshua is booked to fight on 13 April at Wembley, but Matchroom and Hearn are still searching for an opponent.
Dillian Whyte leads the race at the moment, but the Brit must come through his grudge match with Dereck Chisora on 22 December.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury seem to be outside contenders to fight Joshua with the heavyweights due to take on each other next month.
Hearn does not believe he can come to terms with Wilder, while Fury would be unavailable should he beat the WBC champion due to rematch obligations.