World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s trainer and uncle Peter Fury spoke to WBN on Wednesday following a whirlwind few days since the pair masterminded a career-defining victory.
Fury, 27, defeated the all-conquering Wladimir Klitschko via a unanimous decision in Dusseldorf, Germany on Saturday night to become the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO ruler in the top division and push his record to 25-0.
Since then, all manner of opportunities have reared their heads as Fury is targeted by the likes of WBC title holder Deontay Wilder, up and coming Briton Anthony Joshua and former rival David Haye – who returns in the New Year.
As the unified champion, Fury will also have mandatory obligations to the relevant sanctioning bodies and it didn’t take long before one of those organisations – the IBF, stipulated that the new king must face their number one.
Pushed by Main Events promoter Kathy Duva to show their hand, the IBF scheduled a purse bid for December 11 for Fury to arrange his next defense against undefeated US-based Ukrainian Vyacheslav Glazkov.
The move came just a day after the Fury’s enjoyed a homecoming welcoming in Bolton and as both Tyson and Peter plan a well-deserved break to reflect on their triumphant night at the ESPRIT Arena.
Claims that Fury could be stripped of his IBF title a mere fortnight on from picking up the belt have been dismissed by Peter, who says a contracted rematch with Klitschko would protect Tyson from any mandatory rules and regulations at this point.
“The Glazkov situation doesn’t mean anything because we’ve got an immediate rematch with Wladimir Klitschko and that takes precedence over that fight. We have to go through the rematch details in the New Year before anything happens.
“As far as I know, the IBF can’t strip Tyson because of the rematch taking precedence. It’s then up to us where we put the Klitschko rematch on and we are going to try and put in on at Wembley Stadium,” he added.
Klitschko, 39, has released his intention to enforce the rematch clause meaning a second fight should happen in the UK next year.