Tuesday 25 April 2017
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Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko rematch could be heading to Wembley in May, 2016

Fury Klitschko

By Jordan Stoddart

Tyson Fury’s team are reportedly looking to stage a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko at London’s Wembley Stadium. The undefeated British star (25(18)-0) defied odds of 5-1 to record a stunning heavyweight upset win over Klitschko at the weekend and in the process captured the IBF, WBO, WBA and lineal titles.

They will almost certainly fight again after the former champion revealed that he would exercise a rematch option which was stipulated in the original contract. World champion Fury, however, now holds all the cards and can dictate where the fight takes place –  it looks like the 80, 000 capacity Wembley fits the bill.

“It can be wherever it is most financially viable,” Peter Fury told Boxing News. “We are looking at a Wembley Stadium fight in the UK. It makes financial sense to do it sometime in May at Wembley. From what Tyson is doing in the gym, he only done 60 percent of what he can achieve, against Klitschko, given the occasion, going into the unknown. We are looking forward to the rematch, to show all of what Tyson can do,” he added.

Promoter Mick Hennessy has also reiterated his desire to bring the recently dethroned Klitschko to the UK in what would be a money spinning, SKY Box office televised event. “Wembley Stadium would be very appealing at the right time of year, definitely,” Hennessy stated. “It was close to 55,000 in Düsseldorf. It would easily do 80,000 at Wembley. But it would have to be at the end of the football season,” he added.

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