Former World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko has rubbished reports that his rematch with Tyson Fury has been scheduled for 29 October claiming no date has been set as yet. Fury had earlier this month confirmed that the world title rematch would take place on Saturday, 29 October at the Manchester Arena.
The World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight champion was supposed to defend his title on 9 July against Klitschko only for the champion to postpone the bout due to an ankle injury which he picked up in June.
While Fury was confident that the rematch date has been confirmed, Klitschko is not so sure revealing that their team are still working on the schedule.
"The first point of business is to clarify the situation and to agree on a new match date. We're working flat out on that. Once the date is set, together with my team I'll gear my preparation plan to it and continue where I left off, with optimum preparation for the fight," Klitschko said in a post published on social networking site LinkedIn.
Fury comes into this clash in controversial circumstances, being at the centre of doping allegations with the Sunday Mirror alleging that traces of banned anabolic steroid were found in a sample collected before the Klitschko fight. Fury and his promoter Hennessey Sport have since denied what they called "baffling allegations".
The Great Britain fighter ended the Ukrainian's decade-long reign of dominance in the heavyweight division when he beat Klitschko at Dusseldorf in Germany last November. Fury won the bout of 12 rounds by a unanimous points decision with scores of 116-111, 115-112 and 115-112, consigning Klitschko to his first defeat in 11 years.