Fury set for Klitschko showdown

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Published: Monday 6th July 2015 by The News Editor

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Unbeaten British boxer Tyson Fury will challenge WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in October.

The 26-year-old Fury, whose last bouts saw him stop Dereck Chisora and Christian Hammer, holds a 24-0 record while Ukrainian fighter Klitschko has not lost a fight for 11 years.

Fury’s promoters Hennessy Sports announced the October 24 clash through a statement on their official website with the Wilmslow man tweeting: “VivaDeutschland, I’m coming to rock your country in October be there of miss the best fight in heavyweight history, #letsgetthispartystarted”

Fury, who made sure to cast aspersions against one of Klitschko’s former opponents, David Haye, while discussing the news on Twitter, added: “The GYPSYKING will come out of this fight as the best heavyweight on the planet,#nuffsaid”

The 6ft 9in fighter defended his European heavyweight title from Romania’s Hammer on a technical decision back in February

Klitschko, 39, last fought in Dusseldorf in March 2013, retaining his four current belts with a knock-out victory over Jean-Marc Mormeck, and is 64-3 over a near 20-year career which has seen him beat the likes of Axel Schulz, Ruslan Chagaev and Tony Thompson.

The encounter with Fury in western Germany will be his 19th defence in his second reign as world champion.

On Monday evening he tweeted: ” Done deal. Just before purse bid began we reached an agreement with the Fury camp. Looking forward to the fight on October 24th @Tyson_Fury.”

Published: Monday 6th July 2015 by The News Editor

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