Tyson Fury
Fury will face his first world title fight this October.Getty Images

Tyson Fury will bid for his maiden world title against WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf on 24 October, it has been confirmed.

Fury has a 24-0 unbeaten record, including 18 knock-outs, and faces the biggest fight of his professional career this autumn.

Klitschko has not lost since 2004 and faces the 19th defence of his second reign as world champion, six months on from his last bout against Bryant Jennings last April.

The Ukrainian has lost just three of his 67 professional fights and has Briton David Haye on his list of victims, after his unanimous points victory in Hamburg in July 2012.

A purse bid in an attempt to broker a fight between the pair was due to start on 6 July but a deal was struck between Klitschko and Fury's stable Hennessy Sports which sees the two men clash later in the year.

"VivaDeutschland, I'm coming to rock your country in October be there of miss the best fight in heavyweight history," Fury, who defeated Christian Hammer in February, wrote on Twitter.