Tyson Fury’s long-awaited rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will take place at the Manchester Arena on 29 October, Hennessy Sports announced this morning.
Fury accomplished the unthinkable when he dethroned long-time heavyweight king Klitschko in Dusseldorf last November, and after a series of delays, the pair will finally meet in the ring once again.
The WBA, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine titles will be on the line as Fury looks to assert himself as the number one heavyweight in the world, while Klitschko will be looking to prove that November’s defeat was merely a fluke.
Fury (25-0-KO18) famously neutralised the offense of ‘Dr Steelhammer’ who seemed afraid to throw punches for much of the contest. While never a classic, the first bout was as intriguing as it was unexpected, and it’s anyone’s guess how the rematch will pan out.
Peter Fury, uncle and trainer of Tyson, 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.”
Bernd Bonte of Klitschko Management Group, said: “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. 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.”
The rematch was originally set for 9 July, after months of tough negotiations, but had to be postponed after Fury suffered a sprained ankle in training. Now, after almost a year, the two giants will meet once again to determine who the best heavyweight in the world really is.by