Fury-Kl­itschko re­match set

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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.”

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