Tyson Fury gets thumbs-up for November 28 bout against Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf

Wladimir Klitschko (left) and Tyson Fury
Wladimir Klitschko (left) and Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko’s rescheduled world heavyweight title fight will take place on November 28 in Dusseldorf, according to the Ukrainian’s management group.

Fury is the mandatory challenger to WBA, IBF and WBO champion Klitschko and had been set to fight him at the German city’s Esprit Arena on October 24 - until the Ukrainian was forced to postpone the fight with a calf injury, just two days after their heated confrontation at a London press conference.

However, a statement from 39-year-old Klitschko’s management on Friday confirmed the bout would now take place on November 28.

It read: “IBF/IBO and “The Ring Magazine” world heavyweight champion and WBA/WBO superchampion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles against Tyson Fury on November 28 at ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf.”

England’s Fury had earlier revealed that Klitschko had been given permission to box on that date and that the fight would go ahead subject to confirmation from Sky Sports, who through their pay-per-view Box Office platform will contribute much of the finance required for one of the year’s biggest fights