Wednesday December 2nd, 2015

Boxer Wladimir Klitschko announced via Instagram on Wednesday that he will exercise his rematch clause to fight Tyson Fury in 2016.

Klitschko, 39, was defeated by Fury, 27, in a match on Nov. 28 to end his 11-year, 22-fight reign atop the heavyweight division and lose his WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

“I have a pre-Christmas gift for Tyson Fury and all boxing fans around the world,” Klitschko said in an Instagram video post. “I’ll be making use of my contractual option for a rematch against Fury. So to say, the fight of 2016 is in the making.”

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Since his professional boxing career began in 1996, Klitschko has a 64–4 record, while Fury has a perfect 25–0 record since his professional debut in 2008.

The date for the rematch has not yet been announced.

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