February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016
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TYSON FURY’S rematch with Wladimir Klitschko could fill the June 4 slot at Wembley Stadium. The date had been earmarked for Kell Brook versus Amir Khan but is now vacant as Khan has taken a Las Vegas fight with Saul Alvarez in May.

“It’s quite possible. If that venue’s available then it could be possible,” Peter Fury, Tyson’s uncle and trainer told Boxing News. “It’s all in the running, England, Germany, wherever this fight can be held that makes the most business sense, that’s where it will be held, April, May, June, all these dates are mentioned.”

There have been reports that the new world heavyweight champion is struggling for motivation, perhaps even contemplating retirement after reaching the summit of the sport. But his trainer said, “I don’t think so… He’ll just relax and come round to his own way of thinking when he’s ready.”

Peter continued, “He hasn’t become a world champion not being motivated. He’s obviously got what it takes because he’s a world champion. Whatever goes on in his mind it’s up to Tyson himself. I would like him to keep boxing, I wouldn’t like him to box for the money. If it’s money orientated and he’s fallen out with the sport I’d rather him retire tomorrow. To get the best out of a fighter the fighter’s got to really love what he’s doing and have that ambition to be the best, not just get in there to fight for the money. So if that was the case I’d say definitely hang the gloves up, if there’s money involved in it, rather than the glory.”

The wait continues for the date and venue of the Klitschko rematch to be confirmed. “Boxing’s a difficult sport. To be successful at it, you’ve got to love it. It’s one of them. So I don’t know what people think or what goes on, that’s decision for them. I think Klitschko will not retire, I don’t see Tyson retiring, he’s too young, he’s only 27. It’s just what it is. We all get ups and downs every day of the week,” the trainer said.

Tyson is ticking over currently but would begin his training camp proper 10 weeks before the fight. “He’s doing his running, doing his weights and he’s eating correctly,” his trainer said. “He doesn’t need to live in the gym for four months. As long as his body’s in good condition, we just need a 10 week camp then he’s good to go.

“I think it’s hard to top that night in Dusseldorf [beating Klitschko to win the title] but there’s an army of ways to look at it. It’s however Tyson wants to view that himself. It’ll never be repeated, what he’s done in Dusseldorf, a fabulous night in his backyard, [Klitschko had] 11 years at the top, all those stats are not going to be beaten in a hurry. He’s done a magnificent achievement. The only thing he can do is cement it and say I am the best in my era and take on all comers. That’s my ambition with Tyson. Take on all comers over his era, beat everyone, silence everyone and be the best of his generation. That’s what I want for him. But what I want for him and what Tyson wants for himself is another matter. He’s his own man and whatever he feels is best. But whatever he does, I will support him anyway. Whether he boxed or quit tomorrow. It’s family and I’m happy whatever he does.”