October was shaping up to be a pretty big month for boxing, with several high-profile events taking place on HBO or HBO PPV. Well guess what? Today we get to report boxing injury news instead of major UFC injury for a change, as heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) is out of his much-anticipated October 24th showdown with undefeated British star Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs). This comes literally two days after Fury dressed up as Batman and defeated The Joker in a press conference in England. Klitschko released this statement to Sky Sports:
"Especially after the exciting press conference last Wednesday, I was looking forward to this fight very much. I know that a lot of fans have already organised their trips to support me in Dusseldorf.
"I am so sorry that I am not able to fight on October 24. I also apologise to my opponent, who has spent many weeks preparing for this fight. I will do my very best to recover as fast as possible."
Fury, who is known for his eccentric (and off-putting, to some) personality and trash-talking the UFC's Cain Velasquez, had this cool, respectful, level-headed respo--HAHAHA of course he didn't. He called Klitschko a bitch instead and that he knew he'd pull out with an injury (which he genuinely called).
Yer right @Klitschko u bitch!!! pic.twitter.com/g5G0KkPVFi— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) September 25, 2015
Well it's official @Klitschko has pull out of the fight with an injury in his leg, it's a bit funny as I predicted this would happen!!!— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) September 25, 2015
It's safe to say I'm hitting the drink right now gutted woooop woooop #fuckklitschko pic.twitter.com/2xv5AMbrPa— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) September 25, 2015
The current plan is to announce the rescheduled date some time within the next week, but it's expected that the fight will remain in the 50,000+ capacity ESPRIT Arena in Germany.
If you're an MMA fan, this may actually be a positive if you wanted to watch both the UFC Dublin show and the Klitschko-Fury fight live, because they would've otherwise clashed on the schedule. Now the afternoon is solely dedicated to UFC Fight Night: Duffy vs. Poirier, while HBO will still have rising star Terence Crawford against Dierry Jean on their evening broadcast.
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