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Fury-Klitschko rematch on the cards

It looks like Tyson Fury may have to do it all again with Wladimir Klitschko.

The former Irish champ outpointed the Ukrainian legend at the weekend in Germany to win the heavyweight world title.

Nevertheless, as previously revealed by Boxing News, there is a rematch clause in the pair’s contract.

After the fight, both heavyweight giants were up for doing it all again.

The vanquished champ Klitschko argued that “I lost the battle but the fighter is still in me.”

“We’ll soon work out when and where the rematch will take place and let you know.”

His brother Vitali postulated that perhaps it was merely a bad performance, reasoning that “maybe it was just a bad night and I’m quite sure Wladimir will take the rematch chance and show the world who the real Wladimir Klitschko is.”

New champion Fury had no problems with sharing the ring with Dr Steelhammer again, declaring that “I’m a fighter, so I will take on all challengers. I want to be a great champion and I’d like to do it all again. Who knows what the rematch holds? One thing I can say about it is that it’s going to be explosive.”

His trainer and uncle Peter predicted that an even more dominant performance from Fury in the return leg, claiming that “Tyson can raise his game. This was his first big test. Now he has come through that test, you will see more of his boxing ability.”

“You are seeing a future heavyweight sensation. We are looking forward to the rematch and if we have to come to Germany again, we will.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie