It seems we are inching, ever so slowly, towards a confirmed date and venue for the highly anticipated return fight between heavyweight ruler Tyson Fury and the man he shocked last November, Wladimir Klitschko. Peter Fury, Tyson’s uncle and head trainer, spoke with Sky Sports today and he said the fight has been narrowed down to two locations:
“We are trying to locate and secure the venue and get moving forward,” Fury told Sky Sports. “I’m hoping some time soon we can get it announced. Nothing is set and it all depends on the venue. The fight is going to take place in one of two places; it’s either going to be in the UAE or in the United Kingdom. It’s a toss-up between the two and talks are ongoing. The best package will take it. It’s just about maximising revenue.”
The rematch is certain to generate a ton of money. Arguably one of the most intriguing and fascinating heavyweight title fights in recent years, fans want to know, was Fury’s first win a fluke, or is “Dr. Steel Hammer” (who has been pretty quiet since the first fight) finished?
For Klitschko to be “happy to come to London,” as Peter says is the case, does not suggest a fighter lacking in confidence. Will the long reigning ex-champ who will turn the age of 40 next month surprise us all with a dominant revenge performance?
“Klitschko is happy to come to London and fight in the UK. He hasn’t got a problem with it,” Peter confirmed. “Neither fighter is really bothered where it’s at. Tyson would prefer it in England.”
Peter said how his nephew is back training and lifting weights in the gym and that the unbeaten 27-year-old will not enter full training camp whilst at a heavy weight. Fury, like the rest of us, is simply waiting for the fight to have a concrete date.
Fury has many huge fights out there for him if he can repeat his win over Klitschko, perhaps even if he cannot. If Fury loses but only in a controversial or dissatisfying manner, who knows, there could even be a fight-three. But the thought of Fury – who some fans maintain they do not yet know just how good he really is – going in there with Deontay Wilder, David Haye and Anthony Joshua really is something.
As for Wladimir’s own future, will he retire, win or lose in the rematch of his first loss since way back in 2004?