Peter Fury: We’ll play fair if Klitschko rematch is in England

Tyson Fury (left) and trainer Peter Fury. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Tyson Fury (left) and trainer Peter Fury. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

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Team Fury will play fair if they can bring the Wladimir Klitshcko rematch to England, insists Tyson’s uncle and trainer.

The Morecambe man’s camp have accused the Ukrainian of cheating after issues over gloves, the ring canvas and hand wraps blighted the build-up to Fury’s world heavyweight title triumph. 
Klitschko has indicated he will exercise his right to try and win back the titles with Fury’s camp hoping they can bring the fight to England, possibly Wembley stadium, in April or May next year.
Should the new heavyweight king get his wish, Peter Fury insists there will no shenanigans like the ones which led him to threaten to pull his man out of the biggest fight of his life. 
He said: “It was all very unprofessional to be honest. 
“The mind games didn’t affect Tyson. I never even told Tyson. 
“I’m not going to have my fighter thinking about politics.
“The ring, the gloves, there was this and that. They got tried but didn’t work. 
“If we get this fight in England, because I want this rematch to be in England and there’s no stipulation why it can’t, they are going to get the maximum respect off us. 
“They’re not going to get any snideness. They’re going to get the correct gloves, they’re going to get the correct ring. 
“We don’t operate like that. Let the best man win. 
“This ain’t about business, it’s about being the best and let’s have a clean sport here. 
“Maybe they can learn something from us in that regard.”
Uncle Peter, who masterminded his nephew’s life-changing win, also believes his man will win in style second time around.

He said: “Wladimir is a fighting man and won’t want to go out like that.

“He’ll think he can do better, he should have done this, he should have done that.

“But I’m happy to take the fight and I want the fight because I believe Tyson will stop him next time.”
After tasting defeat for the first time in 11 years, Klitschko took just four days to decide he would exercise his contractual right to a rematch, insisting that “failure is not an option”.

The 39-year-old said: “I was really frustrated directly after the fight but after some short nights I now know that I want to show that I am much better than my performance on Saturday.

“I couldn’t show my full potential at any time. This is what I want to change in the rematch – and I will. Failure is not an option.”

Bernd Bönte, CEO Klitschko Management Group (KMG): “There will be a huge worldwide interest in this fight which already can be billed as the fight of the year 2016.

“We received so many questions of fans and journalists after last Saturday. The new champion and his challenger will answer all of them inside the ring.”

The date and venue for the contest are set to be thrashed out by K2 Promotions and Hennessy Sports, who represent Fury.