Peter Fury on board with Chelsea FC staging Klitschko v Fury

Phil Jay 11/06/2015

Tyson Fury’s trainer Peter Fury has confirmed to WBN that staging his fighter’s upcoming world heavyweight title clash with Wladimir Klitschko at Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge stadium would appeal to him.

The top UK trainer is currently mapping out Fury’s training camp plans for what will be the undefeated former European champion’s defining night against the younger Klitschko – a boxer widely recognised as the best heavyweight of this generation.

Talks between both camps have been tentatively going back and forth since Klitschko defeated Bryant Jennings in April to defend his collection of championship belts and mandatory challenger Fury has put everything else on hold until the fight is made.

Peter Fury is keeping his fingers crossed that the fight can happen at an outdoor stadium venue on British soil after Klitschko made public his willingness to put all his marbles on the line in a move that would give his opponent home advantage.

“It would be great if a stadium could hold the fight between Tyson and Klitschko. Especially at the home of the Premier League champions, Chelsea,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News on Thursday.

When asked if there had been any further developments on the fight being secured, Fury added: “There’s no news yet, but we are hopeful of some movement soon.”

England’s national stadium at Wembley had previously been mentioned as the number one choice to hold the Klitschko v Fury event, although the likes of Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium and Chelsea’s ground have since taken over as the favourites to get the nod.

When contacted by WBN on Thursday, Chelsea FC declined to comment on the matter.