Klitschko to bring Fury to court – Rematch in Doubt

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The refixed heavyweight title rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko has been again thrown into doubt.

Champion Tyson Fury was due to defend his WBA and WBO belts, as well as the lineal crown, against the Ukrainian later this Autumn – believed to be October 29th at the Manchester Arena.

However former long-reigning heavyweight king Klitschko has revealed today that he is bringing the undefeated Fury to court due to Fury’s attempts to change unspecified aspects of their contract.

Klitschko posted a message this afternoon on social media stating that “I just want to keep you updated on the status quo of my rematch against Fury.”

“Unfortunately Team Fury are trying to change the terms of our already-signed contract multiple times, and it’s going on endlessly.”

“To protect my own rights, and eventually see the rematch, I am forced to go to court.”

Fury sensationally defeated Dr Steelhammer last November in Duesseldorf and the Manchester-born big man is contractually mandated to face the Eastern European star again due to a rematch clause. This rematch clause saw Fury stripped of the IBF title he won that night in Germany as he was unable to face the IBF mandatory challenger.

The pair were initially due to do it all again on July 9th, but the bout was postponed due to a severely sprained ankle sustained by former Irish champion Fury.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie