Fury-Klitschko rematch to be staged in Manchester


Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko will return to the ring in an eagerly awaited world heavyweight title rematch in the champion's home city of Manchester on July 9, the Brit's trainer revealed on Friday.

Fury pulled off a big upset by dethroning Klitschko in Dusseldorf to clinch the WBA Super, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles in November last year.

Veteran Ukrainian Klitschko exercised his right to a rematch, but the pair could not agree on a date and venue for the fight.

But Peter Fury, the champion's trainer and uncle, confirmed on Friday that his nephew - who was stripped of the IBF title in December - will have home advantage when he defends his title for the first time.

"9th July @Tyson_Fury vs Klitschko is coming to Manchester uk. Official announcement coming 12 noon." Peter Fury tweeted.