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Wladimir Klitschko says fight date for Tyson Fury rematch not set

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By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like the injured Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) spoke too soon when he mentioned that the rematch with Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) would be taking place on October 29. Wladimir says the date hasn’t been set as of yet. They were supposed to fight two days ago on July 9, but Fury came down with an ankle injury.

Some would say the injury was a gift because it saved Fury from having to take the fight with Wladimir while still carrying round an abundance of jellyrolls around his midsection. Fury had no hope of losing that eight before the fight, and he clearly wouldn’t beaten Wladimir while carrying around 20 to 30 pounds of excess blubber.

With the rematch date still not set, Fury should have enough time to burn the remaining bit of fat off in time for the fight.

The IBO/WBA/WBO sanctioning bodies might need to think about changing Fury’s status from being an active champion to that of ‘Champion in Recess’ if his ankle injury doesn’t get better soon. You can’t just have Wladimir wait around for the remainder of his career while Fury licks his wounds. Sick bay commandos don’t work well in the sport of boxing. I mean, I wouldn’t want the 40-year-old Wladimir to devote the little time he has left of his fleeting youth being spent waiting on a hobbling Fury try to get over an ankle injury.

I imagine it can’t be easy on his injured ankle to support all the weight that Fury has packed on since his fight last November. If an ankle is used to holding a certain amount of weight, say 244lbs, and you then overload it with an extra 30 to 70 pounds of blubber in a short period of time, it’s not surprising that you’re seeing injuries in that area of the body.

Wladimir doesn’t know what to think with Fury’s delay in getting back into the ring. Wladimir is suspicious that Fury might have another reason for him delaying their rematch. He thinks that Fury might be looking to possibly unsettle him. I’m not sure if that’s the case. If it’s intentional on Fury’s part, then I doubt that it would be a situation where he’s trying to unsettle Wladimir.

I would think it would be used by Fury to burn off more blubber. I mean, if I had gone from being in tip top shape to that of an overweight guy by 60 to 70 pounds, I would want to take as much time as possible before I came back to the ring so that I could burn that weight off. I’m just saying. That’s what I would do. I would put Wladimir on the backburner and make him wait until 2017 before I slowly took the flab off.

#boxnews WK's latest posts on his Linkedin. _ “Last Saturday my rematch against Fury would have taken place, and it would have been my chance to correct my mistake from last November. I’m in top condition and have been working toward this date for weeks. Unfortunately, my opponent called it off two weeks ago due to an injury and we’re now searching for another date. I have to keep my fitness and above all my concentration and focus until then." _ “When I found out about the match postponement two weeks ago, at first I was disappointed. Because of my fans who had been anxiously waiting for the match, and of course for myself too. I’ve been intensively preparing myself for weeks and months for this event – and now it gets postponed? And for now we can’t even say to what day. But thanks to my decades-long experience, I know very well how to handle this situation,” he continued. “I can’t let myself get off track. Might there be another reason for calling it off? Is the delay supposed to unsettle me?" _ “The first point of business is to clarify the situation and to agree on a new match date. We’re working flat out on that. Once the date is set, together with my team I’ll gear my preparation plan to it and continue where I left off: with optimum preparation for the fight.” _ #teamklitschko #failureisnotanoption #wladimirklitschko #бокс #боксер #Кличко #klitschko #boxen #wklitschkofans #manchester #boxsport #sports #uk #champions #klitschkofury #tysonfury #summer #boxing #training #fitness #fight #quote

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