Injured Klitschko postpones Fury fight

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Wladimir Klitschko AFP PHOTO

Wladimir Klitschko AFP PHOTO

BERLIN: Wladimir Klitschko’s scheduled title fight against Britain’s Tyson Fury in Dusseldorf next month has been postponed because of an injury to the world heavyweight champion, organizers announced.

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Klitschko was due to meet Fury in Dusseldorf on October 24 for the WBA, WBO and IBF titles, but has pulled out after he tore a tendon in his left calf while training on Thursday (Friday in Manila).

A new date for the fight will be announced next week.

“I was looking forward to this fight very much. I know that a lot of fans have already organized their trips to support me in Düsseldorf,” said Klitschko.

“I am so sorry that I am not able to fight on October 24. I also apologize to my opponent, who has spent many weeks preparing for this fight. I will do my very best to recover as fast as possible.”

Klitschko, 39, has sought advice from renowned German sports doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt, who simply recommended the fight be “postponed for an indefinite period of time.”

AFP

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