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Klitschko, Schwarzenegger trade poses

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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Usually when we’re talking about topless photos ending up on Twitter, there’s a degree of lasciviousness — or at least utter embarrassment — involved.

But in the case of Wladimir Klitschko and Arnold Schwarzenegger, it’s just kind of weird.

It all started on Thursday, when the Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Klitschko tweeted a picture of himself posing as Schwarzenegger next to a photo of Arnold in his younger, Mr. Universe days. In the tweet, the 37-year-old Klitschko writes, “Trying to catch u since I'm 12.”

Not to be outdone, Schwarzenegger responded Sunday with a shirtless, muscle-bound picture of his own, next to a Klitschko promo poster. At 66, the former California governor isn’t Mr. Universe anymore, but I’ve got to say, he looks better than I’d have expected:

Klitschko's next fight is Oct. 5 against Alexander Povetkin in Moscow. Schwarzenegger is currently busy filming the Expendables 3. But it’s good to see they’re finding time to begin a friendship.

It seems Klitschko has a fan in the Governator, and it appears the feeling is mutual. And if we know anything about Schwarzenegger, it’s that being his buddy is certainly preferable to pissing him off ( NSFW language):

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