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Exclusive: Peter Fury says nothing finalized on Klitschko return, confirms Hughie for undercard

Phil Jay 25/03/2016

Tyson Fury’s trainer and uncle Peter Fury has informed WBN that a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko remains on course to happen in the summer with a July date in the pipeline.

Fury, 27, is contracted to fight Klitschko for a second time following on from his impressive victory in Germany last November, where the Briton took the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles from the veteran Ukrainian.

Despite being stripped of his IBF belt since – Fury is recognised as the best heavyweight on the planet and will get the chance to prove it all over again at a venue to be decided and hoped to be in the UK.

“Nothing has been confirmed or finalised but we are looking at July and are confident the fight will take place then,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News on Friday.

One thing Fury did state would happen was the presence of top division contender Hughie Fury on the undercard as his undefeated son gears up to face American Dominick Guinn this weekend in London.

“Yes, 100% Hughie will fight on the Klitschko rematch undercard. We are looking forward to another successful night this weekend first, but he will no doubt be fighting on that card,” he said.

Hughie has racked up 18 wins at the tender age of 21 and stopped ten of his opponents into the bargain. The strapping youngster is an overwhelming favourite to take care of Guinn in style on Saturday night before a recently announced appearance on the Billy Joe Saunders v Max Bursak event next month.

A third fight of 2016 would more than likely follow the Copper Box show, before Fury then readies himself for another massive stage on his cousin’s undercard in what is expected to be a featured title bout of some sort.