Tuesday 25 October 2016

Fury wants Dublin Klitschko rematch

Published 06/02/2016 | 02:30

Tyson Fury hopes to defend his world heavyweight titles in Dublin on June 4.

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Contractually obliged to offer former champion Wladimir Klitschko a rematch, Fury (above) has lined up the Aviva Stadium as the venue for what would be the biggest boxing promotion ever in Ireland.

Talks are ongoing between Fury's promoter Mick Hennessy, Klitschko's management group and event organisers MCD, although Klitschko is concerned about relinquishing control over the staging of the bout.

Fury (27) has claimed that he's struggling to remain motivated and says he could walk away from the sport.

"I've accomplished a dream," he said. "I never want sport to become about money."

The possibility of defending his belts on Irish soil is what appeals to him most. Following his victory in Dusseldorf in November, Fury, who says his father is from Galway and his maternal grandmother from Antrim, said he'd love to defend his title in either Old Trafford and Croke Park.

While Wembley and venues in Germany and Abu Dhabi have been suggested, the Avivia Stadium, has captivated the WBO and WBA champion.

Irish Independent

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