Tyson Fury’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will “definitely” be his next fight.
The heavyweight world champion’s promoter, Mick Hennessy, has confirmed the bout will happen and is expecting to make an announcement soon.
Fury, the WBO and WBA Super world title holder, told Sky Sports on Saturday night that he wasn’t sure who he would face next.
But Hennessy made it clear that the rematch clause in the contract is still in place and Fury will be facing Klitschko again in his next fight.
“It’s definitely Wladimir in the rematch, 100 per cent,” he said when Sky Sports asked him about Fury’s next fight.
“That’s the fight that we want and for us, it’s the only fight and the main fight in the heavyweight division.
“They are the two biggest heavyweights and I know there are a lot more splintered titles and a lot of people fighting for them and calling it the heavyweight championship, but there’s only one lineal champion and that’s Tyson Fury.
“He is the real deal and the main man in the division and that’s who it should all be about.”
Hennessy admits it is the venue and date for the fight that are causing the delay, including offers from the west and east coast in America, as well as the UAE, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Fury has already to promised to “bladder” Klitschko then Anthony Joshua and while the promoter says a showdown with Joshua is likely to happen down the line, he warned the IBF world title challenger to wait his turn.
“If Anthony Joshua can keep coming through the fights that are in front of him, Tyson – and we – would relish it because it’s a huge fight,” Hennessy said.
“That is what Tyson would relish, but let’s get one thing straight, Tyson is at a different level than Anthony Joshua. Completely.
“He’s got a lot to prove in the heavyweight division but in my honest opinion, to me, his fight with Charles Martin is not a world title fight.
“It’s a title that was unfairly taken away from Tyson Fury.”