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Klitschko injured; postpones Fury fight

Photo: K2 Promotions

Photo: K2 Promotions

Heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko has come down with an injury in training camp and has been forced to postpone his title defense against Tyson Fury, which had been scheduled for October 24.

According to Klitschko’s camp, the champ tore a tendon in his left calf on Thursday, as diagnosed by Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt.

“Especially after the exciting press conference last Wednesday, I was looking forward to this fight very much. I know that a lot of fans have already organized their trips to support me in Düsseldorf. I am so sorry that I am not able to fight on October 24. I also apologize to my opponent, who has spent many weeks preparing for this fight. I will do my very best to recover as fast as possible,” said Klitschko.

His physician added that an MRI “showed a partial musculotendinous tear of the left calf” and recommended the postponement of the fight.

A new date for the fight is expected to be announced next week.

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