Tyson Fury, Klitschko Rematch Imminent 


Peter Fury says details of Tyson Fury’s long-awaited rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will be announced by the weekend.

The 27-year-old Fury (25-0-KO18) defied the doubters in November when he outpointed the long-reigning Ukrainian (64-4-KO53) in Dusseldorf to clinch the WBA Super, WBO and IBF heavyweight crowns.

Klitschko was quick to exercise his contractual right to a rematch and, although negotiations have been lengthy, there seems to finally be light at the end of the tunnel – with Team Fury seeming to hint their man could enjoy home advantage.

Trainer Peter Fury said via social media: “Some big news coming imminently on @Tyson_Fury @Klitschko venue/date/country. Expect announcements in next 24/48 hours!!

“Bringing massive fights to England for the fans & clean up the division. Their [sic] should only be one champion & our aim is doing it & FAST!!”

He then told Sky Sports: “We are confident [of home advantage]. Nothing is agreed until it’s said and done but we’re optimistic. There have been no disagreements – we’re in unison and we’re working around the clock to get the results we need.”

With Fury’s fellow Briton Anthony Joshua challenging Charles Martin on Saturday for the IBF belt Fury was stripped of, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn suggested a unification bout between Fury v Joshua in the future is probable.

Fury is expected to attend Joshua’s big night at The O2 after the challenger accompanied an offer of ringside tickets with a ‘fat boy’ taunt.