Wladimir Klitschko will try to recover a universe heavyweight pretension by holding adult his choice for a rematch with new champion Tyson Fury subsequent year.
Briton Fury, 27, kick a Ukrainian in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Saturday to take a WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
The agreement for a quarrel enclosed a proviso for a rematch, for that a date and a venue have to be decided.
“Failure is not an option,” pronounced Klitschko, 39, on his prospects of winning behind a titles.
“I was unequivocally undone directly after a fight, though after some brief nights, we now know that we am most improved than my opening on Saturday.
“I couldn’t uncover most full intensity during any time. This is what we wish to change in a rematch, and we will.”
Klitschko has had dual spells as universe champion, a initial from 2000 to 2003. Having regained a WBO belt in 2004, he went 11 years and 19 successful defences before losing to Fury.
Manchester warrior Fury pronounced on Sunday that he would kick Klitschko again if they were reunited in a ring subsequent year.
Fury’s uncle and tutor Peter told BBC Radio Manchester it was “fantastic news” Klitschko had taken adult a option.
He added: “We’re really looking for a blocking subsequent time out – Tyson usually achieved to about 60% of his ability. He could have stopped Wlad.
“We’re looking during Wembley track in London, presumably mid-to-late May, and once Tyson gets absolved of Klitschko afterwards true divided we will be looking to Deontay Wilder to harmonize all of a belts.”
Unbeaten American Wilder binds a WBC chronicle of a heavyweight title.
Analysis – ‘The story will continue’
BBC Radio 5 live fighting commentator Mike Costello: “Klitschko tweeted a integrate of days ago how he was still suffering, and that perspective explains because he has committed to a rematch usually 4 days after his defeat.
“The reversal opposite Fury finished an dominant run for Klitschko stretching behind 11 years and 22 fights.
“At this theatre there is no discuss of a date or a venue for a lapse – they will motionless with a perspective to maximising a purse for any boxer.
“Although Klitschko turns 40 subsequent March, a competition was a initial of a new five-fight understanding with German broadcaster RTL.
“So, as he pronounced on another online posting this week, a story will continue.”