Former undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko gives supporters a video message after recent news that saw his rematch with Tyson Fury fall apart due to Fury being medically unfit to compete.
Klitschko has been around the block in his long, successful boxing career (both amateur and pro) and pretty much must have seen it all in boxing at this stage.
He’s released the following for his fans in relation to what might be next now that there is no upcoming Fury fight:
Message to my fans. pic.twitter.com/wqHvcJpgnS
— Klitschko (@Klitschko) September 24, 2016
It’s understandable that he’s frustrated, as anyone would be after a year of negotiations, on and off fight cancellations and so on.
But one would imagine when he realises the full facts of why Fury can’t compete, he’ll be understanding in that mental illness is a serious issue, not to be underestimated as anyone or any family who has been effected by it will tell you.
From a boxing perspective, it will be interesting to see what happens next to the current heavyweight titles that Tyson Fury holds.
His uncle and trainer Peter Fury has said that he will not and should not be stripped of any belts.
Tyson Fury was seen last night at the boxing proceedings in Manchester that saw Jorge Linares defeat hometown man Anthony Crolla on the top of the bill.
A full statement from team Fury is expected to come on Tuesday further to their initial immediate brief statement released yesterday.
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