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Tyson Fury hoping to host Klitschko rematch at Wembley Stadium

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Tyson Fury's team hopes to convince Wladimir Klitschko to come to London for their rematch.

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Although the contractual rematch clause that Wladimir Klitschko intends to exercise calls for a second fight with Tyson Fury to occur in Germany, Fury's team is hoping to lure Klitschko to the United Kingdom for a May date, specifically at Wembley Stadium.

Fury (25-0, 18 KO) upset Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO) to claim the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts on Saturday, along with the lineal championship of the heavyweight division. Klitschko, who turns 40 in March, has already said he'll take the rematch, but it may be harder to convince him to go outside of Germany, and he's got every contractual right to stick by his guns if he wants to.

Fury's team, however, feel that a rematch at home in the United Kingdom could do huge business, and they're likely right, to be fair. There just might be enough money in it to get Wladimir to go on the road for the fight, and in all fairness, it's not like he benefited from any "home field" advantage in Germany. He was beaten on points soundly over 12 rounds, and if there's more money for him to fight at Wembley than there is to fight in Germany, he might see it as worth whatever risk is involved.