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Fury-Klitschko rematch official for Oct. 29 in Manchester

Tyson Fury (right) in action against Wladimir Klitschko. Photo credit: Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts
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It has finally been confirmed that Tyson Fury will defend THE RING, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against Wladimir Klitschko at the Manchester Arena on Oct. 29.

Undefeated Fury (25-0 18KOs) shocked the world last November when he sensationally dethroned long-reigning heavyweight champion Klitschko in one of boxing’s biggest upsets in recent years at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs) is out for revenge after suffering his first defeat in over 11 years at the hands of the brash 28-year-old.

Peter Fury, uncle and trainer of Tyson Fury, said, “I’m delighted that we can finally get the fight back on and in Manchester.  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 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 percent confidence that he will retain his titles in front of his fans and make it another memorable night for British boxing to remember.”

Bernd Boente of KMG 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 and we are very confident that he will regain the heavyweight championship.”

BoxNation will televise the bout live in the U.K.

Information provided courtesy of a press release issued by Hennessy Sports

Tom Gray is a UK Correspondent/ Editor for and a member of THE RING ratings panel.  Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing