Wladimir Klitschko has announced that he will fight for the world heavyweight title by taking up his option for an immediate rematch with new champ Tyson Fury sometime in 2016.
Tyson Fury won by unanimous decision against the Ukrainian in Dusseldorf, Germany, to win the WBA, IBF and WBO belts. The contract for the fight included a clause for a rematch, for which the time and place have yet to be determined. Wladamir Klitschklo talks with bbcnews about his road back to the belt.
“Failure is not an option,” said Klitschko, on his prospects of winning back the titles. “I was really frustrated directly after the fight, but after some short nights, I now know that I am much better than my performance on Saturday.
I couldn’t show much full potential at any time. This is what I want to change in the rematch, and I will.”
In response to Klitschklo’s announcement to exercise the “option” for a rematch in case of a loss, Fury’s uncle and trainer spoke with BBC Radio Manchester about Klitschklo’s statement. “It was fantastic news, we’re definitely looking for a stoppage next time out. Tyson only performed to about 60% of his ability. He could have stopped Wlad,” he said, continuing, ” We’re looking at Wembley stadium in London, possibly mid-to-late May, and once Tyson gets rid of Klitschko, then straight away we will be looking to Deontay Wilder to unify all of the belts.”
The former heavyweight champ was visibly stunned by the upset and vows to make good on righting the wrongs in his rematch. Fury, ending the 11 year 22 win streak of the former champ, will need to get past a motivated Klitschklo in order to get to the unbeaten WBC belt holder Deontay Wilder. How do you see this bout playing out?