Wladimir Klitschko to fight Tyson Fury on October 24
World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) will fight Britain's Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) on October 24 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
“We’re very happy to reach an agreement with Hennessy Sports for this great heavyweight title matchup,” said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, promoter of Klitschko.
WBA, IBF and WBO champion Klitschko, 39, has not lost for 11 years and will make his 19th defence against the unbeaten challenger.
The 26-year-old Fury has looked in dominant form in his last two outings in stopping countryman Dereck Chisora last Novenber and Romanian Christian Hammer in February, but must travel for his shot at world title glory.
And the Ukrainian fighter will essentially have home advantage considering he has fought in Germany for the vast majority of his brilliant 67-fight career.
But Fury is relishing the challenge and tweeted: "Viva Deutschland, I'm coming to rock your country in October. Be there or miss the best fight in heavyweight history.
"I'll KO this super champ."
Klitschko outpointed previously unbeaten American Bryant Jennings in April in his last outing and now enters a record-breaking 28th heavyweight title bout.