Klitschko to use his rematch clause against Fury
- Updated: December 2, 2015
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.