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Fury-Klitschko boxing rematch confirmed

dpadpa 20/04/2016

Boxer Vladimir Klitschko's camp has confirmed the heavyweight title rematch with champion Tyson Fury will be on July 9 in Manchester.

Vladimir Klitschko has confirmed his heavyweight title rematch with champion Tyson Fury will take place on July 9 in Manchester.

Fury's camp had already announced the date and venue earlier this month but the Ukrainian's management said a few issues still had to be sorted out.

Everything is set and a statement on Wednesday said the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena would be the venue. The first pre-fight media conference will take place in the British city, Fury's birthplace, next Wednesday.

Fury, 27, stunned long-time champion Klitschko on points in Dusseldorf in November to win the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

Fury then lost the IBF title for failing to fight the body's mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov.

Fellow Briton Anthony Joshua won the IBF title earlier this month by beating Charles Martin.

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