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Tyson Fury pulls out of Wladimir Klitschko rematch citing ankle injury

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Fury-Klitschko II appears to be postponed indefinitely after Tyson Fury says he's suffered a badly sprained ankle during training.

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July 9th's Fury-Klitschko rematch is reportedly being nixed for the time being as Tyson Fury posts on social media that he's suffered an ankle injury while running. Fury says the injury occurred 10 days ago and that although it's not broken, it is badly sprained which will prevent him from training for the next 6-7 weeks.

Fury says in the video that despite the original diagnosis he still tried to train through it a little, but eventually received more advice to stay off the ankle for several weeks when he sought a second opinion. He says Fury-Klitschko II will have to be postponed, expresses his apologies to fans, but says the fight will go ahead as soon as possible. Injuries do in fact happen, and this delay is some more bad news for boxing fans.