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Klitschko vs. Fury LIVE on Sky Sports Box Office

4th September 2015

c/o skysports.com:

Sky Sports Box Office will show live coverage of Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title clash with Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday October 24 as part of a night of live world championship boxing including IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook.

There will be over six hours of live action¬†beginning at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena where Brook tops the bill, making the third defence of his title against tough Argentine Diego Chaves.

The ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf is then the setting for the biggest night in British heavyweight boxing since David Haye fought Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg in 2011. Fury is undefeated after 24 fights with 18 of his victories coming by way of a knockout.

Standing In Fury’s way is the formidable Klitschko, who alongside his brother Vitali has ruled the heavyweight division since he won his first world title against Chris Byrd in 2000. Wladimir holds the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO belts and has remained unbeaten for 11 years accumulating 64 victories and only three losses.

Speaking about the announcement, he said: “It’s fantastic that Sky is our TV partner for this great fight. I promise everyone an exciting evening and I hope that Tyson Fury is also going to walk his big talk.

“I will be ready when October 24 arrives, hopefully Tyson will be too”.
Fury said: “This is my destiny. I vow to the British public I will end the Klitschko era and become the new heavyweight champion of the world.

“All of Europe wants to see me beat him. For far too long Wladimir and his brother have spoiled boxing with their boring jab-and-grab style.

“I am the new blood in the heavyweight division and on October 24 the world will see me send him packing out of the heavyweight division for good.”

Adam Smith, executive producer of Sky Sports boxing, said: “There’s nothing quite like a British fighter challenging for the ultimate prize in our sport – the world heavyweight title.

“We’ve enjoyed magnificent, emotional nights like Frank Bruno defeating Oliver McCall, and Lennox Lewis unifying the crown against Evander Holyfield, before crushing Iron Mike Tyson. So now can the huge 6ft 9in undefeated and unpredictable Tyson Fury conquer the world?

“It promises to be a great night in Sheffield too where Kell Brook is the star attraction in front of a fanatical home crowd against Diego Chaves. The challenger is a tough fighter who has fought many of the top names in the division including Timothy Bradley, Brandon Rios and Keith Thurman.”

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