REPEAT OR REVENGE: FURY AND KLITSCHKO COLLIDE IN BLOCKBUSTER RETURN EXCLUSIVELY LIVE ON BOXNATION
BoxNation have secured the exclusive UK live TV rights for Unified World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury’s highly-anticipated rematch against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday 9th July at a venue in the North-West of England to be announced by promoters Hennessy Sports and K2 Promotions.
The exciting news follows hot-on-the-heels of the recent announcement that The Channel Of Champion also acquired the exclusive live rights to the sensational showdown between British boxing hero and former World Champion Amir Khan against the Mexican pound-for-pound great Canelo Alvarez on Saturday 7th May.
The bitter grudge match sees Fury, the linear, WBA Super, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine World Heavyweight Champion make the first defence of the titles against the man he took them from in an explosive blockbuster showdown.
Undefeated Fury shocked the sporting world last November when he sensationally dethroned long-reigning heavyweight icon Klitschko in one of boxing’s biggest ever upsets in recent years at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The self-proclaimed Gypsy King broke down in tears in the ring after he ended Klitschko’s long reign as Heavyweight Champion with a deserved unanimous decision as he outboxed the Ukrainian.
Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), who is regarded as the leading Heavyweight in the World, has stated his desire to dispose of Klitschko again before targeting a potential showdown with WBC king Deontay Wider (36-0, 35 KOs), but in one of boxing’s most eagerly-anticipated rematches, Fury will first be looking to prove his doubters wrong once more.
Klitschko is gunning for revenge after suffering his first defeat in over 11 years at the hands of the Mancunian. The 40-year-old was quick to take up the contractual option for a rematch against Fury; ending speculation that he would decide to retire after his 11 year, 22-fight unbeaten streak was spectacularly ended. ‘Dr Steelhammer’ (64-4 54 KOs) is determined to recapture his belts from Fury and take his place back at the top of the world heavyweight scene.
Fury said, “I’m thrilled to get this fight on July 9th and more importantly the fight is going live on BoxNation. I’ve had great relations with the team at Boxnation and I’m over the moon to be working with Boxnation once again in this super fight. I’m the best heavyweight in the world and the rest are imposters to my titles. I am coming for all of them once I’ve dealt with Klitschko a second time.”
Klitschko said, “I’m honoured that my rematch with Tyson Fury will be shown LIVE by the UK’s premier boxing network, BoxNation on Saturday 9th July. BoxNation has shown a great commitment and has a tremendous reputation for showing the best fights from around the world and this rematch is a perfect fit. Boxing fans worldwide will watch this international mega event and I’m looking forward to coming out victorious against Tyson Fury and regaining my heavyweight titles.”