Tyson Fury
Fury counting the days to world title rematch. Getty Images

Tyson Fury has confirmed his world title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will take place on Saturday 29 October at the Manchester Arena.

A rematch between the two heavyweights was originally scheduled to take place this Saturday (9 July) but an ankle injury suffered in June forced Fury to postpone the first defence of his WBA and WBO and titles.

Bernd Boente, Klitschko's trainer, suggested this week the new date had been agreed between both parties, with Fury himself confirming via his Twitter account.

Fury ended the Ukrainian's decade-long reign of dominance of the heavyweight division when he triumphed in Dusseldorf, Germany, last November, consigning Klitschko to his first defeat in 11 years via a unanimous points decision.

In June, 27-year-old Fury was at the centre of doping allegations when The Sunday Mirror alleged traces of a banned anabolic steroid were found a sample collected ahead of the Klitschko fight. Fury and his promoter Hennessey Sport vehemently denied the "baffling" allegations.