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Exclusive: Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko II talks ongoing, no date or location fixed – KMG

Phil Jay 20/01/2016
Tyson Fury Wladimir Klitschko

📸 Sumio Yamada

Klitschko Management Group have clarified to WBN that there is no date or venue set for the lucrative heavyweight title unification rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko.

Reports in some UK media have already nailed down May 7 for the contest, with new champion Fury heading over to Germany for a second time to face Klitschko in what is essentially his own backyard.

Fury, 27, previously dethroned Klitschko of all four of his title belts back in November at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, but has since been stripped of the IBF belt due to a rematch clause stipulated in the first bout.

Charles Martin picked up the vacant red title on Saturday night, leaving Fury with the WBO, WBA ‘super’ and IBO championships to put on the line in the return – which a portion of the press in Britain believe will happen in Munich.

WBN reached out to KMG in order to confirm that these details are correct, although a spokesperson for Klitschko’s representatives denied that any agreement has been reached.

“The date and location for the second fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury aren’t fixed yet,” KMG exclusively told World Boxing News on Wednesday.

“At this moment, we are still in negotiations with different locations about different dates for the fight.”

Klitschko would certainly be keen on taking the contest back over to his home from home if possible, but there is a good opportunity in front of the Ukrainian to branch out and fight in the UK – as has been a known ambition of his in the past.

Wembley Stadium has already been touted as a potential stage for the massive top division event, whilst Fury is known to have no problem travelling around the world to take on any opponent.

If Germany is to make the final cut, Fury will no doubt take pride in taking another army of fans over to repeat his feat of two months ago. Klitschko, on the other hand, will probably go into the fight as favourite should Munich eventually be given the nod for the spring.

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