Longtime reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko had postponed his upcoming title fight against Tyson Fury scheduled for Oct. 24, because of an injured calf.
Klitschko took to social media to send a message out to his fan base.
“Dear Fans, I’m sorry to tell you that I have to postpone my fight against Tyson Fury due to minor injury,” Klitschko said on his Instagram account. “I’m working hard to rescheduling the fight, and as soon as I know I will keep you posted about the new date.”
The undefeated Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) had a lot of people thinking that he could give Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) a run for his money as he posses a professional record to 24-0, but with the setback, he and the boxing world will have to wait to see if he is a serious threat.
The hype started to surround the bout as a press conference held early this week featured Fury donning a Batman costume making the press conference more entertaining than the average promotional affair.
After such a media attention grabbing stunt it is disappointing that the fight couldn’t build off the buzz that created and given the bout that a lot of fans have been clamoring over.
Let’s hope the bout is rescheduled soon, so the fans can see Klitshcko, who hasn’t lost since 2004, in there ring against a fighter that actually stands a chance for once.