Klitschko: ‘There Will Be a Rematch’

Klitschko vs. Fury, Tyson Fury, Wladimir Klitschko - Former WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, has confirmed that he intends to activate his rematch clause with Tyson Fury, and attempt to win back the titles taken by the Brit in style last night in Dusseldorf.

Former WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, has confirmed that he intends to activate his rematch clause with Tyson Fury, and attempt to win back the titles taken by the Brit in style last night in Dusseldorf.

Despite Fury being a mandatory challenger, a rematch clause [unusually] existed in the contract, and the 39 year old former champion says he plans to exercise it, though gave Fury his due credit for the win, admitting the 6’9″ star was extremely quick for his size.

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‘We’re Planning Joshua’s Route to Fury’ says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury - Matchroom Boxing boss, Eddie Hearn, has sent his congratulations to Tyson Fury on his fantastic world heavyweight title win over Wladimir Klitschko, though warned he feels his fighter, London 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Anthony Joshua, is the man who will end up with the belts in due course.

Matchroom Boxing boss, Eddie Hearn, has sent his congratulations to Tyson Fury on his fantastic world heavyweight title win over Wladimir Klitschko, though warned he feels his fighter, London 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Anthony Joshua, is the man who will end up with the belts in due course.

It’s likely that a rematch clause in last night’s fight contract will be activated and Fury will face Klitschko again in the spring, a fight Hearn sees Fury winning by KO, leading onto an eventual massive money all-UK showdown for Joshua with the new champion as he continues to build his star.

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‘Fury Must Get Up Close and Rough Klitschko Up’ says Carl Froch

Klitschko vs. Fury, Tyson Fury, Wladimir Klitschko - Former super-middleweight world champion and 'Sky Boxing' analyst, Carl Froch, believes Tyson Fury's best chance of beating Wladimir Klitschko tonight in Dusseldorf is to get close and really try to 'put it on' the dominant champion.

Former super-middleweight world champion and ‘Sky Boxing’ analyst, Carl Froch, believes Tyson Fury’s best chance of beating Wladimir Klitschko tonight in Dusseldorf is to get close and really try to ‘put it on’ the dominant champion.

Froch – in Germany to cover the fight for the British broadcasting giant – has poured cold water on the notion that Fury should try to get on his bike and box at range, claiming the impeccable distance and timing of Klitschko will mean he inevitably walks onto that one, big, fight-ending shot.

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Arum: ‘Waiting on Pacquiao’ / Wants Crawford Over Khan

Manny Pacquiao, Terence Crawford - Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum, has stated he is hopeful that Manny Pacquiao will select fellow Top Rank star, Terence Crawford as the opponent for the Filipino's career swansong in April 2016, rather than Britain's Amir Khan.

Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum, has stated he is hopeful that Manny Pacquiao will select fellow Top Rank star, Terence Crawford as the opponent for the Filipino’s career swansong in April 2016, rather than Britain’s Amir Khan.

Both Crawford and Khan are said to still be in the frame, as Arum says the decision is solely Pacquiao’s to make, though when you consider the obvious financial benefits to the TR boss of making an in-house fight with Crawford over one with Khan – who is advised by Al Haymon and has his own promotional company – it’s pretty clear to see who is most likely getting the call.

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Quillin: ‘Here to Win’ Against Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs, Peter Quillin - Former WBO middleweight champion, Peter Quillin (32-0-1, 23ko), says he is nothing but confident ahead of his challenge to 2nd tier WBA 160 lb champion, Daniel Jacobs in New York in 8 days time, and believes he will emerge the victor of their 'Battle of Brooklyn.'

Former WBO middleweight champion, Peter Quillin (32-0-1, 23ko), says he is nothing but confident ahead of his challenge to 2nd tier WBA 160 lb champion, Daniel Jacobs in New York in 8 days time, and believes he will emerge the victor of their ‘Battle of Brooklyn.’

The two Al Haymon advised fighters go into their clash with the shadow of WBA (sup) champion, Gennady Golovkin, looming large over them, given he is the ‘true’ WBA belt holder at 160, and is ostensibly not on the radar of either fighter, despite the mandatory status Jacobs currently holds to GGG as a 2nd tier [WBA] titlist.

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Klitschko: ‘My Self-Belief is Too Much for Fury’

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WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, has weighed in [245.3 lbs] ahead of tomorrow night’s title defence against British challenger, Tyson Fury [246.4 lbs], insisting that not only is he in fantastic physical shape as always, mentally is where his real strength continues to lie.

The dominant Ukrainian is facing questions from some quarters as to how long he can continue at the very top level, especially now that he is pushing 40 years old and – for some – showed small signs of decline in April’s clash with American, Bryant Jennings.

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‘Rios Back in the Gym Already & Will Fight Again!’ says Robert Garcia

Brandon Rios - Despite his very public 'retirement' from boxing earlier this month, Brandon Rios will be back according to trainer, Robert Garcia, who has said 'Bam Bam's' decision to quit the sport 'only lasted a week.'

Despite his very public ‘retirement’ from boxing earlier this month, Brandon Rios will be back according to trainer, Robert Garcia, who has said ‘Bam Bam’s’ decision to quit the sport ‘only lasted a week.’

Rios was comprehensively beaten by WBO 147 champ, Tim Bradley, in Las Vegas at the start of the month, getting stopped in 9 rounds after a sluggish and unconvincing performance that left many fans believing retirement was definitely the right option for the Oxnard-based brawler.

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Andre Ward: ‘Golovkin Won’t Fight Me … Period’

Andre Ward, Gennady Golovkin - Former WBA (sup) 168 lb champion, Andre Ward, has warned any fans still clinging to the prospect of a fight between him and dominant middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin, to forget about it, and that his proposed eventual meeting with 175 lb champion, Sergey Kovalev, will present the far tougher challenge in any case.

Former WBA (sup) 168 lb champion, Andre Ward, has warned any fans still clinging to the prospect of a fight between him and dominant middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin, to forget about it, and that his proposed eventual meeting with 175 lb champion, Sergey Kovalev, will present the far tougher challenge in any case.

Ward, set for an official debut at 175 lbs as the first of a three-fight deal with HBO that will culminate in a fight with the Russian ‘Krusher’ next Autumn/Fall, is likely to debut at his new weight in February after pulling out of the recent Cotto/Canelo card through injury.

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Lucian Bute: ‘The Pressure Is All on DeGale’

James DeGale, Lucian Bute - Former super-middleweight world champion, Lucian Bute, claims he is more than focused on his bid to reclaim his old title, meeting current IBF 168 lb belt holder, James DeGale on Saturday night in Quebec, and warning that the pressure is all on the Londoner.

Former super-middleweight world champion, Lucian Bute, claims he is more than focused on his bid to reclaim his old title, meeting current IBF 168 lb belt holder, James DeGale on Saturday night in Quebec, and warning that the pressure is all on the Londoner.

DeGale is travelling to Bute’s Quebec backyard for the maiden defence of his title; his second fight in North America, having won his title in the US back in May against Andre Dirrell.

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