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Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko rematch could be in Middle East

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Tyson Fury's highly anticipated rematch with Wladimir Klitschko could take place in the Middle East, according to the heavyweight world champion's trainer.

Unbeaten Fury outpointed Klitschko in Germany last November to claim the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts and inflict a first defeat on the Ukrainian for 11 years.

However, four days after the loss, Klitschko activated a contractual option for a rematch against the Brit, which is likely to take place in May this year -- and could be staged in the United Arab Emirates.

"Everything is open at the moment but they are in the frame. We are dealing with it. We are looking at May, but it could be May 7, 14, 21 or 28. Nothing is fixed," Peter Fury, Tyson's trainer and uncle, told Sky Sports.

"There are many countries in the race at the moment and the UAE are in the running for sure. If the finances were all similar, of course we'd like to have it back here in England."

The first bout was marred by several controversial incidents, which included a dispute over Klitschko's gloves and the removal of a layer of foam beneath the canvas just hours before the fight. However, trainer Fury insists the rematch will run much smoother.

"All those tricks of the trade won't be an argument any more -- the ring will be done properly, there'll be no dispute with the gloves and there'll be no more argument because everything will be correct."

Should the United Arab Emirates host the rematch, it would be the first time a major boxing bout has been staged in the country's history.