Tyson Fury has cancelled his rematch with Vladimir Kitschko for the second time


Tyson Fury's rematch with Wladimir Klitschko has been called off for a second time after the Briton was declared "medically unfit to fight".

The pair were due to meet in Manchester on October 29, with Fury defending the WBA and WBO heavyweight belts he took off Ukrainian Klitschko last November.

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One attempt at a rematch had already been abandoned because of an ankle injury sustained by Fury, and his management cited medical reasons behind the latest cancellation.

"It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that the world heavyweight championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled to take place on the 29th October 2016 at the Manchester Arena, will not be going ahead," a statement read.

"Tyson has, this week, been declared medically unfit to fight. Medical specialists have advised that the condition is too severe to allow him to participate in the rematch and that he will require treatment before going back into the ring. Tyson will now immediately undergo the treatment he needs to make a full recovery.

"We and Tyson wish to express our sincerest apologies to all those concerned with the event and all the boxing fans who had been looking forward to the rematch. Tyson is understandably devastated by the development."