Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko rematch to go ahead on October 29, Hughie Fury vs Andy Ruiz on the undercard

03/09/2016 17:37

The rematch between WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) and former champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) will go ahead on October 29 in Manchester, according to promoter Frank Warren.

Fury dethroned Klitschko with a points victory last November, but pulled out of a planned July rematch with the Ukrainian due to an ankle injury.

Then the rescheduled October 29 bout become in doubt because of a row over money.

Team Klitschko are preparing to take Fury to court claiming the British fighter wants to change the signed contracts for the fight with "unacceptable" demands for more money.
Also Fury is being investigated by UK Anti-Doping following an alleged failed drugs test in February 2015, although he denies taking anything illegal.
But Warren says he expects an announcement soon to confirm that the rematch is going ahead as planned.

The promoter also stated that Fury’s cousin, heavyweight contender Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) will take on Mexico's Andy Ruiz (28-0, 19 KOs) in a WBO final eliminator on the same card.

"The cousin of WBO and WBA heavyweight king Tyson Fury is set for a huge step up in class on October 29," Warren wrote in his weekly column in the Daily Star.

"Fury, 21, will take on unbeaten Andy Ruiz on the undercard of his cousin’s long-awaited rematch with Wladimir Klitschko. And the winner will be mandatory challenger for whoever is the victor in the main event in Manchester as the bout is a WBO final eliminator.

"If both of the Fury family win on the night it could leave us with an awkward situation, but we will come to that if it happens."