Klitschko announces that he will see Tyson Fury in court
The elusive heavyweight championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, which is currently scheduled to take place in Manchester, England, on Oct. 29, continues to hit speed bumps.
On Wednesday, the former champion, Klitschko, took to social media and disclosed that he will be issuing legal proceedings against Team Fury forthwith.
“Dear fans. I just want to keep you updated on the status quo of my rematch with Tyson Fury,” announced Klitschko on a video distributed via his official Twitter page.
“Unfortunately, Team Fury is trying to change the terms of an already signed contract. To protect my own rights and eventually see the rematch, I’m forced to go to court.”
Fury easily outpointed Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany, last November and picked up RING, IBF, WBA and WBO titles in the process. An immediate rematch clause was in the contract, which Klitschko opted to exercise.
A second fight was originally set for July 9, but Fury sustained a badly sprained ankle and the bout was subsequently rescheduled.
Recently, Team Fury also announced that they will be taking United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) to court over allegations that the champion took a performance enhancing drug (nandrolone).
For the moment, the future of the heavyweight division, as well as Fury-Klitschko part two, hangs in doubt.
Tom Gray is a UK Correspondent/ Editor for RingTV.com and a member of THE RING ratings panel. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing