The heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko recently suffered a calf injury, which has postponed his title defense match against Tyson Fury. The fight was built up and eagerly anticipated by all fight fans, and it was set to go on October 24 at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf Germany, where a sold-out crowd of 55,000 spectators is expected. However, only 2 days after Fury showed up at a press conference in London, dressed as Batman, Klitschko revealed the news about the delay to the fight by uploading a video on his Instagram account.
K2 promotion, which is Klitschko’s promotional company, also announced that the tickets for the fight will remain valid till a new date can be set for the fight. It will still take place at the ESPRIT Arena and the date will be announced next week. Klitschko, who is 39 years old, injured his calf when he was practicing and has already left his camp in order to get treatment from Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller Wohlfahrtm, who is also the German national football team doctor.
Klitschko expressed his disappointment at getting injured and asked for their support while he recovered. He apologized for not being able to give his fans the fight that they wanted on October 24th and also apologized to his opponent as well. The fight has now been postponed for an indefinite period of time and Doctor Muller Wohlfahrtm has recommended ceasing all athletic activity within the next few weeks.
Tyson Fury, who is 27, was definitely not happy at the news and the subsequent delay to the fight and cursed Klitschko on social media. He also expressed his disappointment and told his fans that he predicted that Klitschko would feign an injury to pull out of the fight.
Klitschko stands at 6 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs about 245 pounds. He is from Ukraine and currently lives in South Florida. He has a record of 64 wins and 3 defeats, and has total 54 KOs in his career. He is a massive star in Germany and has defended his world heavyweight title 18 times during his 9 ½ year reign. This is the 2nd longest reign in heavyweight boxing history, behind only the great Joe Louis who held the title for more than 11 years.
The 18 consecutive successful title defenses that are under his belt are the 3rd most in the history of heavyweight boxing, and is behind only Larry Holmes, 20 and Joe Louis’ all time record of 25 consecutive successful title defenses. He recently came off an easy victory against Bryant Jennings on April 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York, which was the first fight that Klitschko had fought in the United States, since 2008. It was also his 27th world title fight appearance, with 25 wins and 2 defeats and ties him with the all-time division record with Joe Louis.
This is not the first time that an injury has caused Wladimir Klitschko to postpone a world heavyweight fight. He has gone through such situations 3 times previously, and these things happen in individual sport like boxingaccording to Bernd Boente, Klitschko’s manager