The boxing heavyweight fight for the combined World Boxing Association (Super), World Boxing Organization, International Boxing Organization, the Ring and lineal titles between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko has been officially confirmed for Oct. 29, and will be fought at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom.
Klitschko announced the confirmation on his Twitter page Wednesday.
— Klitschko (@Klitschko) September 7, 2016
The Ukrainian boxer was defeated by the Manchester native in their fight on Nov. 28, 2015, bringing an end to almost 10 years of his place on top of the heavyweight division. Before his loss to Fury, 12 years his junior, Klitschko had been undefeated since 2004. Despite being the favorite, Klitschko lost the November 2015 fight, held in Düsseldorf, Germany, by unanimous decision.
The upcoming fight, which was initiated by Klitschko through a rematch clause in the first fight’s contract, was originally scheduled for July 9 but was postponed after Fury sprained his ankle during training in June. In July, the English boxer had already announced the Oct. 29 date for the rematch but it was officially confirmed only on Sept. 7.