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Klitschko vs Fury heading toward purse bid

Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury will probably fight this fall, but there's no deal yet, and a purse bid looms.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury appear to be headed for purse bid, according to Fury's promoter Mick Hennessy, which would take place next month. The two sides have yet to reach an agreement, which is hardly surprising, as Klitschko is known to be a tough negotiator, as he has what everyone wants, and is the biggest name in the heavyweight division.

Fury (24-0, 18 KO) is WBO and WBA mandatory challenger, making this a must-do fight for the Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO) camp, and Fury is considered the top fresh contender out there, save perhaps for WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder.

Even if Klitschko's K2 Promotions wins the potential purse bid, Hennessy believes the fight could still come to the United Kingdom for a stadium show in the fall, as there is a lot of money in the fight there. While Hennessy alone would not be able to out-bid K2, the Fury team and Hennessy are working with Frank Warren, who has Fury signed to a deal for his fights to air on BoxNation.

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