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New date targeted for postponed Wladimir Klitscho-Tyson Fury world title fight

Wladimir Klitschko-Tyson Fury
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Klitschko manager Bernd Boente tells us when they expect the rescheduled Tyson Fury fight to take place

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO’S defence of his world heavyweight titles against Tyson Fury is expected to take place on November 28 at the same venue, the Espirit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The two had came face-to-face at an extraordinary press conference last week, yet only the following day Klitschko picked up an injury, which he described as minor, and on Friday announced the much-anticipated clash would be postponed.

“It was a tendon tear on his left calf,” Bernd Boente, Klitschko’s manager, told Boxing News on Tuesday. “It happened during training the day after the press conference [September 24]. We will definitely reschedule, and it will stay in the stadium [Espirit Arena in Dusseldorf] – it is almost sold out – so all the fans will be able to transfer their tickets. At this moment we’re aiming for November 28 but it could be later depending on what the doctor says. We are scheduled to see Dr [Hans-Wilhelm Muller-]Wohlfahrt on Thursday [October 1], who has worked with the German soccer team, and until last season, Bayern Munich. We will then take it from there.”

It’s disappointing for Fury who saw a big fight with David Haye fall through twice in recent years.

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