Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

MANCHESTER SET FOR FURY DEFENCE ; . ?Arena Could Host Wythenshawe Boxer's Rematch against Wladimir Klitschko

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

MANCHESTER SET FOR FURY DEFENCE ; . ?Arena Could Host Wythenshawe Boxer's Rematch against Wladimir Klitschko

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TYSON Fury and Wladimir Klitschko are considering the Manchester Arena on June 4 for their muchanticipated rematch. Klitschko has already confirmed that he will activate the rematch clause that was inserted in the contract for their first fight in November.

Fury won by unanimous decision is Dusseldorf to be crowned WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion. But he has since had to vacate the IBF belt to fulfil his commitment to Klitschko.

Negotiations are still taking place - with venues in the UK and Germany under consideration.

But the Arena has emerged as one of the front-runners to stage the fight.

It would be remarkable if Fury's camp lured Klitschko away from Germany, where he has forged such a strong reputation.

The Ukrainian has only fought outside of his adopted homeland three times in the past eight years. …

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