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Wladimir Klitschko says he's taking Tyson Fury to court

Wladimir Klitschko says he'll be suing Tyson Fury for trying to change terms in a signed contract for the rematch.

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Another day, another obstacle in the way to Fury-Klitschko II. Former undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko took to social media today to let the fans know where things stand with his scheduled rematch with Tyson Fury, currently penciled-in for Oct. 29th. But unfortunately, things don't seem to be progressing well.

"Dear fans. I just want to keep you updated on the status quo of my rematch against Fury," Klitschko begins.

"Unfortunately, Team Fury is trying to change the terms of already signed contract multiple times, and is going on endless. To protect my own rights and eventually see the rematch, I'm forced to go to court."

Fury upended the long title reign of Klitschko last November where he soundly outpointed him on his way to a unanimous decision win. In doing so, he stripped Klitschko of the IBF, WBA, WBO, and RING magazine titles. There was, however, an immediate rematch clause in the contract - but that hasn't kept things from hitting on snag after another.

Fury-Klitschko II had been originally slated for July 9th, but after Fury badly sprained his ankle the rematch had to be postponed. The rescheduled date was eventually set for Oct. 29th in Manchester, England, but with word that Klitschko now plans to litigate his issues with Fury in court, another dark cloud hovers over the fight.

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