CONFIRMED: Klitschko Will Take Rematch With Fury

December 2, 2015

-OpeningRound Staff

Wladimir Klitschko confirmed today what has long been speculated after he was shockingly upset by Tyson Fury for the heavyweight title last Saturday. Klitschko has officially invoked a rematch clause in his fight contract with Fury in an attempt to regain the heavyweight title which he held for nearly a decade.

”It’s fantastic news, we are ecstatic,” said Peter Fury, Tyson Fury’s uncle and trainer via the AP.

Fury is contractually bound to accept the rematch, and reportedly wants to the fight at Wembley Stadium in London, Old Trafford in Manchester, or a stadium in Ireland. Fury would be willing to have it in Germany again too as he flatly said after the fight.

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When officially announcing that he would take the rematch, Klitschko said ”I was really frustrated directly after the fight but after some short nights I now know that I want to show that I am much better than my performance on Saturday…I couldn’t show my full potential at any time. This is what I want to change in the rematch — and I will. Failure is not an option.”

Klitschko’s management also confirmed that they would get in touch with Fury’s promoter to set the venue and date for the rematch.

”There will be a huge worldwide interest in this fight which already can be billed as the fight of the year 2016,” said Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente.

Klitschko dropped to 64-4, with 53 KOs, while Fury improved to 25-0, with 18 KOs.

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