The world championship bout between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko is cancelled, once again because of Fury. The Klitschko Management Group (KMG) was informed by Fury’s promoter that Fury cannot box for several months due to medical reasons. Thus, the fight night planned for October 29, 2016 in Manchester unfortunately must be cancelled.
Wladimir Klitschko received this message at his training camp. “I am totally disappointed that Fury cancelled the fight for a second time. I am in top shape and I would have loved to retrieve my world championship belts in Manchester. Since I became a professional boxer in 1996, I never had such a long break.“
Bernd Boente, CEO of KMG: “The situation really is depressing for Wladimir. Since Fury cannot box for a long time, the world boxing organizations will react for sure. We are waiting for their prompt decision.“
Note to all media representatives: We will inform you about the development of this case.
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.
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.
We will be making a further statement in due course. Until then, we ask that Tyson and his family be given the privacy and the space he needs to recover during this difficult time.