Fury, Kl­itschko get Oc­to­ber re­match date

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TYSON Fury’s world heavy­weight ti­tle re­match with Wladimir Kl­itschko has been con­firmed for Oc­to­ber 29.

Bri­tish world cham­pion Fury (28), claimed the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from the 40-year-old Ukrainian in Novem­ber 2015, but pulled out of a July re­match with an an­kle in­jury. The fight is at Manch­ester Arena. “I’m de­lighted that we can fi­nally get the fight back on. We can now fo­cus on giv­ing the fans what they de­serve,” said Fury’s man­ager and un­cle Peter.

Kl­itschko was un­de­feated for 11 years and had held the belts since 2006 be­fore los­ing to Fury in Dus­sel­dorf on a unan­i­mous points de­ci­sion.

He tweeted: “Fi­nally the re­match is fixed. I’ll rem­edy my mis­take on 29 Oc­to­ber at Manch­ester Arena. See you there.”

Manch­ester fighter Fury is un­beaten in 25 pro­fes­sional bouts, with 18 knock-outs, while Kl­itschko is 64-4, with 54 knock-outs.

Fury had orig­i­nally held three of the world belts, but his IBF ti­tle was stripped from him soon after he won it when he failed to face his manda­tory chal­lenger.

Bri­tish heavy­weight An­thony Joshua is the cur­rent holder.

Fury also has a dop­ing sus­pen­sion hang­ing over him after be­ing charged by the UK’s anti-dop­ing body (Ukad) in June, the same day he pulled out of the Kl­itschko re­match with in­jury.

Fury ap­pealed and the pro­vi­sional ban has been lifted pend­ing a hear­ing in front of the in­de­pen­dent Na­tional Anti-Dop­ing Panel (NADP) at a later date.

The Bri­tish fighter has said he will sue Ukad over its claims he used a banned drug.— BBC.

Clau­dio Bravo

Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba

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