Wladimir Klitschko has not lost a fight since 2004. | Photo: HBO Boxing
WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will put his titles on the line in a bid to defend for the 19th consecutive time against undefeated European ace Tyson Fury Oct. 24 at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, the fight will air on HBO in the U.S.
Klitschko, 39, has not tasted defeat in more than 11 years and holds a professional record of 64-3 with 53 knockouts.
That daunting fact did not discourage the 26-year-old British challenger from taking to Twitter to issue a prediction for fight night, however:
The GYPSYKING will come out of this fight as the best heavyweight on the planet,#nuffsaid— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) July 6, 2015
Fury, a massive 6-foot-9 knockout artist who hails from Manchester, England, became the mandatory challenger for the WBO title in November 2014 with a 10th-round stoppage of Dereck Chisora. Since then, Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) bested Christian Hammer via unanimous decision on Feb. 28.
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