• Klitschko to take up Fury rematch option

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    BERLIN: Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko said on Thursday he will take up the contractual option of a rematch against Tyson Fury in an attempt to win back his belts. Britain’s Fury, 27, stunned Klitschko last Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at Duesseldorf’s Esprit Arena with a unanimous points defeat, his first loss for 11 years, which ended the Ukrainian’s nine year reign as world champion. Hamburg-based Klitschko, who turns 40 next April, says he banished thoughts of retirement in the wake of the shock defeat. He has vowed to use his chance to win back the IBF (International Boxing Federation), World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) belts he deservedly lost to Fury in a poor performance.

    AFP

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