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German venue looms as Hennessy says no Klitschko-Fury agreement

Phil Jay 13/06/2015

Tyson Fury’s dream of fighting for a world title at home could be fading as purse bids are to be held for the undefeated Briton’s forthcoming clash with heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko.

As rumours of a stadium fight in London begin to disperse, the possibility of the contest heading to Germany becomes more real for Fury as Klitschko heads back to Europe following his triumphant return to the US.

Fury’s manager Mick Hennessy was honest and forthright in his latest assessment of the negotiation process and say the timing of the fight, which is set to take place in September or October, is making it difficult to be staged in the United Kingdom.

“We are waiting for a purse bid and as far as I know nothing has been agreed,” Hennessy told The Daily Star.

“It’s difficult to get venues in the UK around that time because of the rugby World Cup and the football season,” he added.

Klitschko, 39, has never been one to give too much of an advantage to his opponents in the past and it may now take something astronomical in the ilk of the Ukrainian’s purse for his 2013 defense against Alexander Povetkin ($17m+) to bring ‘Dr Steelhammer’ to England.

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