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Klitschko, Fury make it official in Dusseldorf

Photo: K2 Promotions

Photo: K2 Promotions

Earlier this week, heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury were on hand in Dusseldorf, Germany to formally announce their October 24 showdown, set to take place at the ESPRIT Arena on HBO.

Klitschko (64-3-0, 54 KOs) will be making his 19th title defense, following a decision win over Bryant Jennings in April.

“After all these years, all the guys I have fought have been a challenge for me to motivate myself,” said Klitschko. I believe Tyson Fury really means what he says. He is coming to win the fight.”

“I have done my homework, he is very entertaining, he sings, he dances, people either like him or hate him. He’s not coming to be present on the canvas, he’s coming to win the championship.”

Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) is coming off a stoppage win over Christian Hammer in February and is ecstatic to finally get a crack at Klitschko.

“It’s a pleasure to be here in Dusseldorf, the time has arrived. Wladimir Kltischko is a great champion and has been for 11 years taking on all comers but I believe he has never faced a challenge like me. There’s never been someone like me.”

“I’m a very dangerous fighter, but I have to give credit to the older champion to face a fighter like myself.”

HBO will televise the fight live from Germany at 5 p.m. ET/PT.

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