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Tyson Fury still trying to get Klitschko rematch out of Germany

Tyson Fury knows he has to fight Wladimir Klitschko again, but he doesn't want to go back to Germany to do it.

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Though he is contractually obligated to face Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch, and also contractually obligated to do that rematch in Germany, current world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury would rather not fight again in Germany, with discussions taking place to host the fight at Wembley Stadium in London, Croke Park in Dublin, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar, along with Germany.

Fury even claims that they were offered a truly unique situation in which the fight would have been hosted on a yacht owned by a sheikh in Dubai, exclusively for the 120 people who could have been in attendance, with no television anywhere around the world. Fury says that the sheikh planned to sell tickets for $1 million each.

But that's not going to happen -- and your willingness to believe any of the story is entirely up to you, of course -- but Fury says he was willing to entertain the idea given the money he could have made for the bout.

More likely than not, the fight will still be taking place in Germany. Whether Fury controls the belts or not is irrelevant -- it's a contractual obligation and it would have to be Klitschko willing to make a concession to fight elsewhere. The only thing Fury can really control is to not fight at all, vacate his belts, and go on from there, either fighting somebody else or announcing an early retirement, and that's something he has hinted at as a possibility, too.