Tyson Fury World title clash with Wladimir Klitschko is postponed

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight re-match with Wladimir Klitschko has been postponed after the British boxer suffered an ankle injury.

The 27-year-old was due to face Ukraine’s Klitschko in Manchester on July 9, with the WBA, WBO and IBO belts on the line, but Fury has now pulled out on doctor’s orders.

In an Instagram video, he said: “I’ve got a little bit of bad news for you all. About 10 days ago I was running in the Lake District and went over on my ankle, spraining my ankle.

“I’ve been to the hospital and had X-rays, MRI scans and all that stuff. They’ve said it’s not broken but it’s badly sprained and to keep off it for six to seven weeks.

“I’ve had a second opinion a week later and had the same advice so the fight will be postponed.”

Fury upset the odds to become world champion in Dusseldorf last November, handing Klitschko his first defeat in 11 years by comfortably outpointing the veteran in a bravura performance.