Fury-Klitschko rematch set
World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will take place in Manchester on October 29 - 11 months after their original bout in Germany.
Fury became the first boxer to defeat Klitschko in 11 years when he won his WBA, WBO and IBF belts by virtue of an unanimous decision in Dusseldorf on November 28.
The new champion agreed to fight the Ukrainian again, which meant he was stripped of the IBF title for failing to face its mandatory challenger, although an original date in July had to be scrapped after Fury picked up an ankle injury.
Upon yesterday’s announcement of the rematch with Fury, Klitschko wrote on Twitter: “Finally the rematch is fixed. I’ll remedy my mistake on October 29 at Manchester Arena. See you there! #NowMoreThanEver.”