New date confirmed for Fury and Klitschko rematch

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Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko will return to the ring for their long-awaited world heavyweight title fight in Manchester on October 29.

Fury was scheduled to defend the WBA and WBO titles he took off Klitschko last November on July 9, but the Briton cancelled the bout due to a sprained ankle.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Klitschko will get the opportunity to gain revenge for that surprise loss in Dusseldorf when he goes toe-to-toe with Fury in the Englishman's home city next month.

"I'm delighted that we can finally get the fight back on and in Manchester on October 29th," the defending champion's coach and uncle Peter Fury said.

"After hard discussions we can now focus on giving the fans what they deserve; another barnburner of a fight. Team Fury will ensure Tyson is in the shape of his life to successfully retain his world titles."