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.
9th July @Tyson_Fury vs Klitschko” is coming to Manchester uk. Official announcement coming 12 noon.
— peter fury. (@peterfury) April 8, 2016