Fury v Klitschko getting called off again is the last thing anyone wants to hear at this point in boxing.
The first fight seems quite a while back in the past now, when Tyson Fury famously outpointed long reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko in a remarkable win in Germany last November.
A stellar feat, one of the very best on memory in recent heavyweight history when you consider how dominant and long reigning Wladimir had been up to that point.
But since then, nothing has happened in the ring for either man due to drawn out negotiations and an unfortunate injury sustained to Fury that caused the initial rematch date to be put back.
All was set for October 29th at the Manchester Arena, or so it seemed, until Dan Rafael of ESPN dropped this bombshell tonight:
No official confirmation yet but I was told by a good source that #FuryKlitschko2 is about to called off again. Let’s see what happens.
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) September 23, 2016
Of course no official release has come just yet from anyone directly involved in the fight, but if this is true – it’s a real kick in the teeth.
Not just to boxing fans or the fighters, but also to dedicated boxing channel in the UK BoxNation who recently planned on using this fight as the first opportunity to let fans buy pay per view on their channel in the UK and Ireland.
It’s one of those fights that is just dragging on and on and at the recent press conference in the UK when Tyson Fury failed to show up due to car trouble, it just seems like this fight is doomed for some reason, if you allow me to be pessimistic for a moment.
But the optimist in me wants this to not be true. Lets see what happens over the next 24 hours or so.
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