Tyson Fury

Fury-Klitschko rematch off

RNZ reports the fight was due to be held on October 29th in Manchester, having been originally postponed in July when Fury suffered an ankle injury.

"Tyson has this week been declared medically unfit to fight," his promoters Hennessy Sports said in a statement without elaborating.

"Medical specialists have advised that the condition is too severe to allow him to participate in the rematch and that he will require treatment before going back into the ring.

Fury and Klitschko date set

Fury was scheduled to defend the WBA and WBO titles he took off Klitschko last November on July 9, but the Briton cancelled the bout due to a sprained ankle.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Klitschko will get the opportunity to gain revenge for that surprise loss in Dusseldorf when he goes toe-to-toe with Fury in the Englishman's home city next month.

"I'm delighted that we can finally get the fight back on and in Manchester on October 29th," the defending champion's coach and uncle Peter Fury said.

Fury says he has more to offer

The 27-year-old stunned Klitschko with a points victory to snatch the champion's four titles and become the first Briton to hold a world heavyweight boxing crown since 2011.

The Manchester fighter insisted he would beat Klitschko again if the former champion takes up the option of a rematch - and would be happy for it to be in Germany again.