Tyson Fury is prepared to have a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.

New champion Tyson Fury ready for Wladimir Klitschko rematch

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Tyson Fury is happy to return to Germany and do it all over again if Wladimir Klitschko exercises a rematch clause after the Briton dethroned the veteran to become world heavyweight champion.

Mancunian Fury produced a fluid performance of poise and patience to snatch the Ukrainian's WBA, IBF and WBO titles in Dusseldorf on Saturday with a clear points victory.

He looks set to have to repeat the feat in his next fight, however, with Klitschko having the option of a rematch if he feels he can reverse the result.

Fury has no problem giving the 39-year-old veteran his chance, even if it is in Germany again.

"It doesn't really matter to me where I fight," he said.

"Japan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, America - wherever it has to be, it has to be.

"I'd like to come back to Germany again to fight Wlad. I enjoyed it here and I got a great reception from the German fans.

"The German people showed me some love and I tried my best to entertain."

Fury is already focusing on the rematch to the extent he rubbished talk of a unification fight with the American WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Wilder tweeted overnight: "I see you @Tyson_Fury.... #ImComingForYou"

But Fury said: "Why do we need to mention Deontay Wilder? Let's laugh at his name, shall we?

"Wladimir Klitschko was the number one in the division. Probably the pound-for-pound king, whatever that means. This man has been on top of the world and reigned for nine years.

"With Floyd Mayweather gone, Wlad took his place and I just took him out.

"So why would I be bothered about a novice like Wilder?

"He's a basketball player who took up boxing a couple of years ago. I'm a true natural fighter. I've been doing it all my life. You get horses and dogs and it's bred into them to be what they are, whether it's racehorses or show dogs. And it's bred into me to be a fighter.

"So, if Deontay Wilder wants a unification fight he is going to have to wait, because Wladimir Klitschko has a round two....ding ding ding!"

Fury admitted he was nervous as he waited for the judges' scores of 115-112 (twice) and 116-111 to be announced.

"I was very anxious waiting for the decision," he said.

"After being deducted a point (for fouling) I knew it would make it closer and you never can tell, so I was very, very happy when I got the result.

"It's a great honour to be sat here with all these belts as the heavyweight champion of the world. It has not come easily. I've had 25 fights now and come through three world title eliminators so I earned my right.

"I've not been given anything for free. I waited in line and earned the right to fight."

He added: "All the hard work has been rewarded with these belts and to be able to put myself alongside legends and call myself the heavyweight champion of the world is the icing on the cake.

"We started at the bottom and got to the top. Everyone wrote us off and said we had no chance but we kept faith. We came here and we did it."

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