Boxing: Tyson Fury Injures Ankle, Rematch with Wladimir Klitschko Postponed

By Mike Sloan Jun 24, 2016

A video posted by Tyson Fury (@gypsyking101) on Jun 24, 2016 at 6:42am PDT

It looks like boxing fans will have to wait a little while longer before they can watch current heavyweight champion Tyson Fury defend the belt he took from Wladimir Klitschko.

The rematch took several months to finalize, but now the slated date of July 9 is no more.

Fury scored a massive upset last November when he dominated the longtime champ over 12 rounds, winning a unanimous decision. However, Fury injured his ankle while training and posted a video on his Instagram account detailing that he’ll be out of commission for the time being.

“About 10 days ago, I was running up in the lake district and I went over on my ankle, sprained my ankle,” Fury said in his video. “I’ve been to the hospital, had MRIs, X-rays, scan and all that stuff. They said it’s not broken but it’s badly sprained, keep off it for six, seven weeks.”

There is no word on when the Fury-Klitschko rematch will be rescheduled or where it will be held. The heavyweights were scheduled to lock horns at O2 Arena in Manchester, England.


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