Klitschko-Fury rematch set for October 29
The highly-anticipated rematch between heavyweight champ Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko has finally been rescheduled, and will take place at the Manchester Arena in October 29, as announced by Hennessy Sports and K2 Promotions.
Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), who stunned Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs) last November to annex the heavyweight title, was supposed to have defended his championship this past July, but suffered an injury in training camp and was forced to pull out of the fight.
Mike Hennessy, who promotes Fury said, “Everyone involved has worked tirelessly to get the world heavyweight title rematch between Tyson and Wladimir back-on and I’m thrilled that it’s now officially confirmed. This is the rematch that the boxing world has been waiting to see and the anticipation is now at boiling point so expect a highly charged and explosive fight when the best two heavyweights in the world collide. As Tyson’s promoter I have 100 percent confidence that he will retain his titles in front of his fans and make it another memorable night for British boxing to remember.”
“Team Klitschko is very happy, that after Fury`s postponements, we finally have a new date. It is great that our event can stay in the Manchester Arena,” added Bernd Bonte of Klitschko Management Group. “This is one of the best venues world-wide and has already seen many great fights. We know that Wladimir will be in the best shape on October 29th and we are very confident that he will regain the Heavyweight Championships.”
Klitschko, who hadn’t lost a fight in over 10 years prior to the loss to Fury, said via Twitter, “Finally the rematch is fixed. I’ll remedy my mistake on Oct. 29 at Manchester Arena. See you there!”
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