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Wladimir Klitschko reacts to Tyson Fury defeat

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John Dennen hears Klitschko speak after losing his world titles to Fury in Dusseldorf

WITH stitched cuts by both eyes, his face marked and his voice heavy, Wladimir Klitschko, now the former heavyweight champion of the world , sat alongside new ruler Tyson Fury, a table length away from his old belts and spoke about the fight. He offered no complaints and no excuses.

But he does want the rematch.

“Today was a good night, not a good night for me to win this fight,” Klitschko said. “There will be more clean shots that I can land. I couldn’t find the right distance to land those shots. Tyson was quick with his hands and his body movement and his head movement. I couldn’t land the right punches. I congratulate him tonight. He won the fight and to be continued… How it will be continued, what it will look like, that will be set.”

There is a rematch clause in the contract that Klitschko will invoke, though no details at present on when or where Fury-Klitschko will take place.

“One more time,” Wladimir added to Fury, “congratulations.”

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