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Klitschko to use his rematch clause against Fury

Photo: K2 Promotions

Photo: K2 Promotions

Wladimir Klitschko will exercise his rematch clause to get a return bout with Tyson Fury in 2016, according to the former heavyweight champ.

“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,” said Klitschko in a statement. “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.”

Fury became the heavyweight champion this past Saturday night when he dominated a lackluster Klitschko over twelve rounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.  It was a huge upset, considering Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) had not lost in 11 years, including 9 1/2 of those years as heavyweight champion.

According to Bernd Bönte, CEO of Klitschko Management Group, they will get in touch shortly with Hennessy Sports, who promote Fury, to discuss a date and venue for the rematch.

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