A date has been set For Tyson Fury’s long-awaited world heavyweight title rematch against Wladimir Klitschko.
The reigning heavyweight champion of the world will meet the Ukranian legend on Saturday, October 29, at Manchester Arena.
Undefeated Fury, who lives in Morecambe, shocked the sporting world last November when he sensationally dethroned long-reigning heavyweight champion Klitschko.
The victory at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, was widely regarded as one of boxing’s biggest ever upsets.
However, Klitschko is out for revenge after suffering his first defeat in more than 11 year, which saw him lose the WBA Super, WBO, IBO belts.
The 40-year-old is determined to recapture his belts from Fury, who has won all of his 25 professional bouts, and take his place back at the top of the world heavyweight scene.
The blockbuster showdown will be screened live and exclusively on BoxNation.
The pair were due to meet each other earlier this year, but the fight had to be called off when Fury suffered an injury to his ankle.
Peter Fury, uncle and trainer of Tyson Fury, said: “I’m delighted that we can finally get the fight back on and in Manchester on October 29th.
“After hard discussions we can now focus on giving the fans what they deserve –another barnburner of a fight. Team Fury will ensure Tyson is in the shape of his life to successfully retain his world titles.”
Promoter Mick Hennessy, CEO of Hennessy Sports, 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 per cent confidence that he will retain his titles in front of his fans and make it another memorable night for British boxing to remember.”
Bernd Bonte, of Klitschko’s management company KMG, said: “Team Klitschko is very happy, that after Fury`s postponements, we finally have a new date.
“We know that Wladimir will be in the best shape on October 29 and we are very confident that he will regain the heavyweight championship.”