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Wladimir Klitschko-Tyson Fury rematch will likely take place Oct. 29

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Photo by Sascha Steinbach / Bongarts

Photo by: Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts

Tyson Fury’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko is close to having a new date after Fury pulled out of the July 9 bout with an ankle injury.

Klitschko manager Bernd Boente told RingTV.com on Wednesday that Oct. 29 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England is the likely new time and place for the rescheduled heavyweight bout for Fury’s RING, WBA and WBO titles.

The Klitschko side, along with the television networks, HBO, RTL (a German broadcaster) and BoxNation, have all approved of the date, Boente said in an email. Now, it’s up to Fury’s side to agree on the new time and place, Boente said. The rematch was initially scheduled for Manchester Arena, in Fury’s hometown of Manchester.

“All of the important TV networks (BN, RTL, HBO) have OKd the ÔǬOctober 29th date,” Boente wrote, “and we are awaiting official confirmation from the Fury side on the status of the (date and) MEN Arena.”

Fury’s uncle and trainer, Peter Fury told a fan on Twitter a couple days ago that Oct. 29 was the new time for the fight so unless something changes, Klitschko will attempt to get back his belts then.

Fury stunned the boxing world by dethroning Klitschko on Nov. 28 in Germany by winning a lackluster decision that was panned for its shortage of action. Still, Fury did what no one had been able to accomplish in more than a decade, which is beat Klitschko. The two were supposed to meet on July 9 but Fury says he hurt his ankle while doing road-work, causing the bout to be pushed back.

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