Tyson Fury to get shot at Wladimir Klitschko

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Tyson Fury is set to get a shot at world glory after Wladimir Klitschko confirmed the Manchester fighter is next in line to challenge for his WBA crown.

The 39-year-old Ukrainian secured a unanimous points win over Bryant Jennings at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday to end the American’s run of 19 straight wins as a professional.

Klitschko’s next opponent is now likely to be Fury, 26, after Dr Steelhammer saw off Jennings 116-111, 116-111 and 118-109, according to the judges in the ‘Big Apple’, for his 64th career win.

“I just got the news that I am obligated to satisfy my mandatories (title defences). The way it looks, Tyson Fury is going to be my next challenger,” said Klitschko.

“Obviously a fight with Tyson Fury is not going to be in the United States. I think this fight needs to happen in Europe. I know that he’s the WBA mandatory. It’s something that I have to do.

“Fighting Fury in Germany or in Great Britain, that’s something we have to figure out. It’s something we have to work out.”

Fury is the current British and EBU heavyweight champion and is undefeated in 24 fights with 18 coming by way of knockout.

Fury’s last appearance in the ring was against Christian Hammer at the O2 Arena in London on February 28 which was a one-sided affair that saw the Romanian quit on his stool after eight rounds.

Fury said afterwards: “I’m a much improved fighter and that’s why I’m ready for Klitschko next.”

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