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World Title Rematch Set Between British, Ukrainian Heavyweights


Wladimir Klitschko (right) of Ukraine in his first fight against Britain's Tyson Fury for the heavyweight championship in November.

Wladimir Klitschko (right) of Ukraine in his first fight against Britain's Tyson Fury for the heavyweight championship in November.

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has agreed to a rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester, England, on October 29.

Fury, 28, of Britain beat the Ukrainian in a shock win on points to take the WBA, WBO, and IBF titles in Dusseldorf last November.

"Finally, the rematch is fixed. I'll remedy my mistake on October 29 at Manchester Arena. See you there!" Klitschko tweeted on September 7.

A July date for the return bout was postponed after Fury suffered an ankle injury. Klitschko after that threatened to go to court over negotiations for a rematch.

Shortly after Fury postponed the July match, reports emerged that he had been the subject of a doping investigation last year.

Fury denied the allegations, but in August the United Kingdom's anti-doping authorities revealed he had been provisionally suspended in June over the presence of a prohibited substance.

The ban was lifted on appeal, pending an independent hearing, and Fury has been back in training since August.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa
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