Fury-Klitschko rematch given Autumn date

The two men will fight in October in Manchester

BY Daniel Kelly 13:12 Wednesday 7 September 2016, 13:12 7 Sep 2016

Picture by: Sebastian Konopka / AP/Press Association Images

The long-awaited rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko will take place on October 29th. 

Fury shocked the sporting world last November when he defeated the Ukrainian by unanimous decision in Germany. The loss was Klitschko's first in over 11 years.

Both men were originally scheduled to have a rematch in July, but Fury pulled out of the fight weeks before due to a sprained ankle. The widely reported date of October 29th was finally confirmed on Wednesday morning. 

Fury will defend his belts for the first time, in the Manchester Arena. It will be the first time Klitschko has fought in England in since 2000. The 40-year-old knocked out Monte Barrett in the London Arena in a non-title fight.

Despite winning the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO and The Ring Heavyweight titles in Germany, the IBF title will not be on the line in Manchester. Fury was stripped of the title after refusing to fight Vyacheslav Glazkov. Anthony Joshua is the current champion.

Fury is the first British undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis last fought, defeating Klitschko's brother Vitali in 2003.

 

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