Fans will have to wait to see Wladimir Klitschko versus Tyson Fury. | Photo: HBO Boxing
It looks like boxing fans will have to wait longer to see undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in the ring as his proposed Oct. 24 showdown with rival Tyson Fury has been shelved for the time being.
Klitschko reportedly tore a tendon in his left calf, which he hurt on Thursday while training. There is no timetable as to when Klitschko will be able to resume training and a makeup date for the battle is unknown at the time.
According to reports Friday afternoon, Klitschko will still defend his WBA, IBF and WBO titles against Fury when he’s medically cleared and the bout will still take place in Dusseldorf, Germany. A new date may be announced as early as next week.
Klitschko took to his official Instagram account and said in a video: “Dear fans, I’m sorry to inform you that I have to postpone my fight against Tyson Fury due a minor injury. I’m working hard to reschedule the fight and as soon as I know I will keep you posted about the new date.”
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