Tyson Fury claims date for world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko

Heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury. Photo / AP
Heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury. Photo / AP

Tyson Fury has claimed his re-match with Wladimir Klitschko is set to be rescheduled for October 29.

The WBO and WBA heavyweight champion was previously in line to make the first defence of his titles on Saturday at the Manchester Arena, until an ankle injury forced the fight's postponement.

October had long been discussed as a potential new date, and posting a picture in which the 27-year-old looked - by his standards - to be in impressive condition, he wrote on Twitter: 'Sixteen weeks Saturday 'till I blast Klitschko spark out. '#Andstill! Can't wait #manchesteroctober29 #letshaveit.'

Fury secured one of the finest wins by a British fighter when, in November 2015 in Dusseldorf, he unexpectedly outboxed Klitschko to earn a unanimous decision victory and his WBA, WBO and IBF titles.

The defeat was Klitschko's first for 11 years.

Fury, however, was stripped of the IBF title within two weeks for agreeing to a re-match instead of facing the IBF's mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov.

- Daily Mail

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