By Edward Chaykovsky

Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53KOs) is looking for some payback on July 9th at the Manchester Arena, when he faces Tyson Fury in a rematch for the IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight titles. He wants the judges to stay at home because the rematch is going to have an early night.

Last November in Germany, Fury pulled off the impossible and boxed his way to a twelve round upset decision to hand Klitschko his first defeat in over a decade. It didn't take long before Klitschko exercised a rematch clause.

The 40-year-old veteran is motivated by his loss and plans to do a lot of damage when he gets Fury (25-0, 18KOs) in the ring to set the record straight.

Klitschko has not entered the ring as the challenger in ten years, but feels an extra level of motivation in his body with new label being hung on him. 

"I love it. I just feel younger. I feel better. Believe it or not, I'm enjoying the position I'm at right now. I'm relieved. I'm relaxed but alert. I want to show to myself and to my fans that I can become a champion again and can solve that challenge positively with a positive end for me. I never had a doubt before I made the decision and executed the option on the contract of a rematch. As a matter of fact, I'm very happy about it," Klitschko told Sky Sports.

"I'm enjoying the stage and enjoying being an athlete. I know it's not going to last forever but at the current stage, I do love what I'm doing and I do like where I'm at right now as a challenger."

Klitschko admits that he didn't let his hands go during the first meeting and plans to change his tactics by becoming a much busier fighter who cuts off the ring and does not allow Fury to move away from the incoming punches.

"I was not present. My body was present but I was not present in that ring. I didn't let my hands go. Through the years, the attitude of defending the titles is different from conquering the man that stands in front of you. That attitude changed after I lost. I'm happier and I have a chance to make it straight and bounce back. I feel free. I do feel less pressure and just reloaded. It will be a boxing match that will be so enjoyable for the fans and for me as well. I will knock Tyson Fury out," Klitschko said.