After his defeat against Tyson Fury on Saturday night, Wladimir Klitschko decided to draw the contractual option for a rematch against Fury.
Wladimir Klitschko said: “I was really frustrated directly after the fight but after some short nights I now know that I want to show that I am much better than my performance on Saturday.
“I couldn’t show my full potential at any time. This is what I want to change in the rematch – and I will. Failure is not an option.
!It’s been four days now and I need some time to understand what happened and to decide my next steps. But, I have to thank my fans, my team and all my partners. You have always been great and supportive.
“After an 11-year winning streak, I now begin to realize that you are even greater in defeat. I received many messages over these last few days. Your kind words and blessings are helping me get through this rough time. The Klitschko story will continue.”
Bernd Bönte, CEO Klitschko Management Group (KMG): “There will be a huge worldwide interest in this fight which already can be billed as the fight of the year 2016.
“We received so many questions of fans and journalists after last Saturday. The new champion and his challenger will answer all of them inside the ring.”
K2 Promotions and KMG will get in touch with Tyson Fury‘s promoter Hennessy Sports to discuss the next steps like the venue and the date of the rematch.