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Fury-Klitschko rematch postponed again

Tyson Fury (right) in action against Wladimir Klitschko. Photo credit: Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts
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Sep

It’s getting boring now but the heavyweight championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, which was scheduled for Oct. 29 in Manchester, England, has been postponed once again.

Reports from several sources say the unbeaten Fury, THE RING, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, has sustained an injury and yet another new date for the bout will be set.

“The fight has been postponed but will be rescheduled,” said British promoter Frank Warren, when interviewed by Sportsmail in the U.K. “I’m disappointed for Tyson, for Wladimir and for the fans.”

Fury’s management released a very short statement saying that, “Tyson Fury has been declared medically unfit to fight.”

The controversial Englishman scored a relatively easy 12-round unanimous decision over Klitschko last November in Dusseldorf, Germany. Klitschko, who hadn’t lost a fight in 11 years, then elected to exercise an immediate rematch clause.

A second bout was originally set for July 9 but was postponed when Fury suffered a serious ankle injury. Photographic evidence was supplied by the Fury camp and it remains to be seen if this same injury has flared up again.

Fury also announced recently that he will be taking legal action against United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) over allegations that he took nandrolone, a performance-enhancing drug.

The reigning champion denies taking this substance.

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

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