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Klitschko vs Fury: Rematch is option for new world champion

By Steve Bunce

Published 30/11/2015

Uncertainty: Klitschko
Uncertainty: Klitschko

Tyson Fury's promoter, Mick Hennessy, will sit down in the next few days, when he has come down, and plan a path from new champion to great champion.

"Right now, there are limitless opportunities for Tyson," said a drained and emotional Hennessy, whose belief in the boxer has never wavered.

Fury justified that by winning the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles with his surprising but impressive points victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf.

"I will take a long, hard look at the contract and get the details on a rematch clear in my head. There would have to be some type of time limit on a rematch," Hennessy added.

If Wladimir Klitschko does decide to fight again and pursues a rematch it will ease the pressure on Fury to start fulfilling the commitments he will suddenly find he has inherited from the various sanctioning bodies, which are a modern curse in the boxing business but there is no alternative to their fanciful actions.

"We will look at all the options, including returning to Germany to fight Wladimir again. We have the choices; it's our business now," continued Hennessy.

Fury has always wanted a fight with the unbeaten Deontay Wilder, who holds the WBC version of the heavyweight title, a final piece of the puzzle that even eluded Klitschko during his 28 world title fights. That is high on Fury's list and, at some point in the next 18 months, there is a fight with Anthony Joshua to consider. "I will fight him when the time is right," Fury said.

There is a long list of fallen champions and other men who have taken beatings from Klitschko during the last decade and they would, oddly, provide entertainment in fights with Fury. Had Klitschko won, it is uncertain where his next challenge would have come from.

"Tyson is the champion now and he will act like a champion," added Hennessy. "He has been shown a lot of love and perhaps that is all he ever wanted. There will be no slip-ups in the future. He is the world heavyweight champion now and he knows how serious that is."

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