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Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko to be shown on Sky Box Office

Tyson Fury challenges for Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight crown on October 24th in Duesseldorf, Germany, and it has been announced today that the bout will shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.

6’9″ Fury [24(18)-0] has been touted by many as the man who will finally be able to end Klitschko’s [64(53)-3(3)] eleven year unbeaten run and wrest the IBF, WBO, and WBA titles from the Ukrainian.

Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast the bout from the ESPRIT Arena alongside coverage of Kell Brook’s defence of his IBF welterweight title against Diego Chaves in Sheffield.

Adam Smith, executive producer of Sky Sports boxing, was excited about the new, explaining that “There’s nothing quite like a British fighter challenging for the ultimate prize in our sport – the world heavyweight title.”

“We’ve enjoyed magnificent, emotional nights like Frank Bruno defeating Oliver McCall, and Lennox Lewis unifying the crown against Evander Holyfield, before crushing Iron Mike Tyson. So now can the huge 6ft 9in undefeated and unpredictable Tyson Fury conquer the world?”

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