Other Sport

Klitschko to take legal action against Fury

2016-08-17 16:49
Tyson Fury (AP)

Berlin - Wladimir Klitschko said Wednesday he will take legal action against world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in a dispute over the contract for their rematch.

After Klitschko suffered his first defeat in a decade last November, the rematch against Fury had been scheduled for July 9 in Manchester, but the British fighter cried off the second bout with an ankle injury.

The rematch is now set to take place on October 29, but the Fury camp is disputing the terms of the contract, according to Hamburg-based Klitschko.

"Unfortunately, Team Fury is trying to change the terms of an already-signed contract, multiple times, and it's going on endlessly," said the Ukrainian on Wednesday in a video message on Twitter.

"To protect my own rights and to see the rematch, I'm forced to go to court."

The Fury camp has yet to respond, but Klitschko's manager Bernd Boente confirmed they are taking legal action.

"We have a valid contract, but Fury is suddenly making absurd claims," he told SID, an AFP subsidiary.

"I don't know if they are trying to get out of the fight in any way."

Boente says the new date of October 29 is "feasible for all parties".

Fury was provisionally suspended in June by the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) organisation, over the presence of a banned substance during a urine sample taken in February, but the suspension has been lifted pending a hearing, set to take place on November 4.

The 27-year-old British fighter has threatened to sue UKAD and the boxing authorities over reports he had used a performance-enhancing substance.

According to UK media reports, Fury, who holds the WBA Super, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts, was found to have high levels of the nandrolene, which can be taken as an anabolic steroid, in a sample taken before he beat Klitschko.

Read more on:    tyson fury  |  wladimir klitschko  |  boxing
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
Vote

How excited are you about the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.