Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko II announcement close, says Peter Fury

Peter Fury says details of Tyson Fury’s long-awaited rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will be announced by the weekend.

The 27-year-old Fury (25-0-KO18) defied the doubters in November when he outpointed the long-reigning Ukrainian (64-4-KO53) in Dusseldorf to clinch the WBA Super, WBO and IBF heavyweight crowns.

Klitschko was quick to exercise his contractual right to a rematch and, although negotiations have been lengthy, there seems to finally be light at the end of the tunnel – with Team Fury seeming to hint their man could enjoy home advantage.

Trainer Peter Fury said via social media: “Some big news coming imminently on @Tyson_Fury @Klitschko venue/date/country. Expect announcements in next 24/48 hours!!

“Bringing massive fights to England for the fans & clean up the division. Their [sic] should only be one champion & our aim is doing it & FAST!!”

With Fury’s fellow Briton Anthony Joshua challenging Charles Martin on Saturday for the IBF belt Fury was stripped of, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn suggested a unification bout between Fury v Joshua in the future is probable.

Fury is expected to attend Joshua’s big night at The O2 after the challenger accompanied an offer of ringside tickets with a ‘fat boy’ taunt.