Tyson Fury has announced that his rematch against Wladimir Klitschko set for July 9 in Manchester will have to be postponed due to an injury suffered during training. According to Fury on Instagram, he suffered a “badly sprained” ankle.
“They’ve said it’s not broken but it’s badly sprained and to keep off it for six to seven weeks,” he said.
Klitschko was understandably upset by the news, but hopes to reschedule the bout sooner rather than later.
“Of course, I am currently totally disappointed about the cancellation,” Klitschko said, via BBC. “As well as for my fans, I´m very sorry, they were all very excited for this rematch. But one thing is also clear, this just means I’ll get my belt a few weeks later.”
There is some good news for Klitschko, however.
Fury’s uncle and trainer, Peter Fury, tweeted that a new fight date can be posted as soon as today.
Fury captured the WBA and WBO heavyweight belts in a 12-round decision over Klitschko in November of last year and has not fought since.