25 Jun 2016

Fury postpones Klitschko re-match

6:09 am on 25 June 2016

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has postponed his much-anticipated re-match with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko after the British boxer suffered an ankle sprain on a run.

Tyson Fury sprains ankle.

Tyson Fury sprains ankle. Photo: twitter

Fury was due to defend his WBA and WBO heavyweight crowns in against Klitschko in Manchester on July 9th.

A date for the rescheduled fight is yet to be decided.

"The fight will be postponed. Sorry to all my fans, but injuries do happen," Fury said on his Instagram page.

"The fight will be on as soon as possible. That's all I know at the moment. The fight is still going ahead as soon as the ankle gets better, we will re-schedule."

"They've said it's not broken but it's badly sprained and to keep off it for six to seven weeks," he said.

The 27-year-old caused a huge upset by beating Klitschko in unanimous decision in November, inflicting the 40-year-old Ukrainian's first loss in 11 years.