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Joshua-Klitschko boxing fight postponed

Press AssociationPress Association 24/10/2016

British boxer Anthony Joshua's proposed world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko on December 10 will not go ahead.

Promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Monday that, with the Ukrainian suffering from a "minor injury" and no decision over whether the WBA title would be on the line, the fight could not happen on the date suggested.

"We've been in deep negotiations for a few weeks now waiting on the decision from the WBA," Hearn told the UK's Sky Sports.

"I was made aware that Wladimir picked up a minor injury late last week but regardless of that, with just over six weeks to go until December 10, it's unrealistic to put together a fight of this magnitude and give it the full build-up it deserves.

"There will be an official announcement on Joshua v Klitschko coming very soon, but for now we are seeking a new foe for December 10 and building a huge card for Manchester."

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