World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko has been postponed for a second time after the British fighter was declared “medically unfit”.
Fury was due to face Ukraine’s Klitschko next month, but the promoters of the bout have released a statement confirming the 28-year-old is suffering from an undisclosed problem that is “too severe to allow him to participate”.
The postponement will raise question marks over the future of Fury’s world titles after the pair were originally due to meet in Manchester last July,
“Tyson will now immediately undergo the treatment he needs to make a full recovery,” said promoters Hennessey Sports.
“We and Tyson wish to express our sincerest apologies to all those concerned with the event and all the boxing fans who had been looking forward to the rematch. Tyson is understandably devastated by the development.
“We will be making a further statement in due course.”
Fury beat Klitschko on points in their original bout in November last year, but since then the champion has been courted by controversy.
Last month, he was charged by the UK anti-doping body for an alleged offence, with the hearing due to take place in November.