Unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is set to knuckle down to business later this month after enjoying some time in France to follow the European Football Championships.
The 27 year-old will put his WBO, WBA and IBO world titles on the line for the first time on October 29 when the Briton faces nemesis Wladimir Klitschko once again – this time at Manchester Arena.
Fury and Klitschko initially met last November in Dusseldorf -with the former pulling off a shock decision victory at the ESPRIT Arena, leading to a contracted rematch being set up between the pair.
The second bout was originally set to take place this weekend in the North West of England, although a leg injury ruled Fury out of the contest and Klitschko manager Bernd Boente revealed a new date of October 29 was set.
That gives Fury over three months to get himself in tip-top shape to once again fend off Klitschko’s challenge after trainer and uncle Peter revealed that training camp will begin on July 11.
Rumours of a poor camp dogged Fury all year before the announcement of his sprained ankle and the controversial figure will have to fully focus on the task at hand if he is to come out on top against the fearsome Ukrainian for a second time later this year.