Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury became the first man to beat Wladimir Klitschko since Lamon Brewster in April 2004 when he claimed his world titlesAFP

Tyson Fury will take on Wladimir Klitschko in their eagerly awaited rematch in Manchester on 9 July.

Fury's trainer and uncle Peter Fury confirmed the date on Twitter, with a full announcement to follow at midday. Fury did not disclose which venue will host the fight, but the Manchester Arena seems the most likely option.

Fury, 27, brought an end to Klitschko's 11-year undefeated streak to win the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts after he was awarded an unanimous points decision win in Dusseldorf in November 2015.

The 40-year-old Ukrainian heavyweight was quick to exercise a rematch clause and the two will clash again this summer. Fury later vacated the IBF belt – with Anthony Joshua challenging Charles Martin for that title on Saturday 9 April.

While Fury's immediate focus is on Klitschko, he has become embroiled in a war of words with 26-year-old Joshua, who is looking to win his first world title at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

The two exchanged insults on social media on Tuesday 5 April with Fury commenting the Olympic champion is more obsessed with "body-building" than improving his fight technique. Joshua responded by saying "fat boy" Fury is just jealous of his "beach body."