Boxing News: Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko II, confirmed

Peter Fury, Tyson’s uncle and trainer, confirmed on Twitter the rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko on July 9 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Tyson Fury’s first defense of his WBO and WBA heavyweight titles will be against the man he took it from in November 2015.

Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) defeated Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) by unanimous decision (116-111, 115-112, 115-112) at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf to end Wladimir’s reign for 10 years as the world’s #1 heavyweight boxer. It was Klitschko’s first loss since 2004 when Lamon Brewster defeated him via TKO.

The big win netted Fury the WBO, IBF, and WBA belts, but he was stripped of the IBF belt when he chose not to make a mandatory title defense against Vyacheslav Glazkov. Klitschko exercised his rematch clause, and after a long negotiating period, it looks like terms have finally been agreed upon for these two men to clash once more.

Fury suffered from a back injury last month but insisted that he will be ready as soon as the date of the rematch has been announced.

“I’ve got a back injury. An old injury flared up when I went over to help Hughie [his cousin] out for his fight [on 26 March]. I got taken to hospital and ever since then, every time I get punched in the back, it goes into a spasm, like a trapped nerve. It’s a painful experience. But, listen, when they announce the date, I’ll be ready, back injury or not.” Fury said on a report in theguardian.

Here are some of the highlights of Fury vs Klitschko I:

Video courtesy: Youtube/The Fumble

versus Klitschko II will be on the same day with British GP qualifying, Wimbledon Ladies Final and also a rematch between Conor Mcgregor and Nate Diaz in UFC 200. On July 10, British GP, Wimbledons Men’s Final and Euro 2016 Final are scheduled to take place.

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