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Fury postpones Klitschko rematch due to ankle injury

Tyson Fury has postponed his world heavyweight title rematch against Wladimir Klitschko after spraining an ankle on a training run. A rematch is still on the cards for later in the year.

Fury, the WBO and WBA champion, said on his Instagram account he suffered the injury 10 days ago and had been advised to rest for six to seven weeks.

The Briton did not give a new date for the fight, which was to have been staged in Manchester on July 9, but said it would take place when he had recovered.

"The fight will be postponed," Fury said. "Sorry to all my fans to let you down but injuries do happen."

Fury said he had attempted to continue his training after injuring his ankle and having an X-ray and MRI scan. Having taking advice from two doctors, the decision was made to postpone the fight.

"Of course I am totally disappointed about the postponement," said Klitschko. "But one thing is clear: I'll get my belt back a few weeks later."

Fury upset Klitschko in a unanimous decision in Düsseldorf in November, the Ukrainian's first defeat in 11 years.