Tyson Fury Wladimir Klitsckho rematch 'could be in UAE'
Time Out has news the world heavyweight title fight 'could be in UAE'. The Tyson Fury Wladimir Klitsckho rematch is being bid for by here and UK venues
The world heavyweight boxing title fight could take place in Dubai or Abu Dhabi later this year.
Speaking about the prospects of the Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitsckho rematch being the biggest bout to ever take place in the UAE, the current champion's uncle and trainer admitted our home was going head-to-head with London for the rights.
Fury became the first person to beat the Ukranian back in November when he claimed he points victory in Dusseldorf, Germany, stripping the more accomplished opponent of his WBA Super, WBO and IBF heavyweight tiles. It extended the self-proclaimed Gypsy King's record to 25-0.
There has, of course, been talk of big fights coming to these shores before. Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather was five years in the making and on numerous occasions investors from the Gulf tried to get the deal over the line by staging the bout here. As it was, Las Vegas won out, as it tends to do whenever 'Money' (Mayweather's nickname) is involved.
But on this occasion there appears more hope. While rumours of a rather unconventional proposal of staging the clash on a Arab-based super-yacht, watched by just 120 millionaire fans paying $1m each, have been dismissed, Fury Senior made it clear UAE has as much chance as the defending champion's homeland.
'We are trying to locate and secure the venue and get moving forward,' he said on British television. 'I'm hoping sometime soon we can get it announced. Nothing is set and it all depends on the venue.
'The fight is going to take place in one of two places; it's either going to be in the UAE or in the United Kingdom. It's a toss-up between the two and talks are ongoing. The best package will take it. It's just about maximising revenue.
'Klitschko is happy to come to London and fight in the UK. He hasn't got a problem with it. Neither fighter is really bothered where it's at. Tyson would prefer it in England. I would as well but it's about where it makes the most revenue. That's contracted.'