Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko rematch fixed for May 7

Tyson Fury has reportedly agreed to defend his WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against Wladimir Klitschko on May 7 in Germany.


In November, Fury caused one of the biggest upsets in recent years by out-pointing the long-reigning champion in Dusseldorf to win the two belts, as well as the IBF strap which he was forced to vacate due to a contract clause forcing the rematch with Klitschko.

According to the Daily Star, Klitschko will have the opportunity to avenge his surprise defeat on May 7, with Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena said to be the frontrunner to stage the bout.

Fury had hoped to face Klitschko at Old Trafford or Wembley, but while nothing has been confirmed by either camp, it appears that the unbeaten British fighter has agreed to travel to Germany for a second time.

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On Tuesday, the WBA revealed that the winner of Fury and Klitschko will be required to face either Luis Ortiz or Alexander Ustinov as part of a tournament to crown one champion in the governing body.

However, it is widely expected that the victor will look to a unification clash with either WBC champion Deontay Wilder or IBF title holder Charles Martin later in 2016.

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