The date for the much anticipated world boxing heavyweight rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko has been set, according to the Brit's uncle and trainer Peter Fury. The rematch is scheduled for 29 October. The fight was initially scheduled to take place on 9 July, but was cancelled by Fury citing an ankle injury.
There have been doubts whether the bout would take place considering that both Fury and his brother were charged by the UK Anti Doping (UKAD) alleging the presence of a banned substance in their system. The duo have denied such allegations and are in the process of suing the UKAD.
Fury's trainer and uncle Peter Fury, took to Twitter to confirm the date of the rematch.
"Feel we are finally their fury vs klitschko expect announcement very soon. Lot of political crap but hopefully all done. Oct 29 Mcr Arena (sic)."
"Arena booked October 29th. Fighters ready, lawyers ready and promoters. Let's go."
The fight between the duo has had its share of setbacks with the clash having been postponed twice in the past. The Ukrainian had withdrawn from the fight in 2015 after he damaged a tendon in his calf during preparation for the fight while the most recent postponement was due to Fury's injury.
The Gypsy King, as Fury is called, is the current unbeaten heavyweight champion after he ended Klitschko's decade-long reign as champion in Dusseldorf, Germany, winning the clash by a unanimous points decision.
He won the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) titles but was stripped of the IBF belt after agreeing to a re-match with Klitschko rather than the mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov.