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Fury v Klitschko fight to go ahead as row over ring is resolved

Tyson Fury's world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko will go ahead as planned after a dispute over the ring canvas was resolved.

The 27-year-old Briton was unhappy with the the surface and insisted it was too soft ahead of Saturday's WBA, WBO and IBF title fight in Dusseldorf.

Fury's agent Asif Vali confirmed the bout will go ahead. Credit: PA

However, Fury's agent Asif Vali eventually confirmed the bout will go ahead.

"It's on after two hours, it's fight time," he tweeted.

Fury, who also said he would not fight if an issue over his gloves for the fight was not sorted out, clearly believes the soft canvas would have slowed him down in what may be a deliberate ploy by Klitschko.

Vali, who got the British Boxing Board of Control involved, said earlier: "Massive health & safety issues fights in jeopardy with the foam and canvas here in Dusseldorf."


Tyson Fury: Klitschko will be one of my easiest fights

Video report courtesy of ITV News Sports Correspondent Ian Payne

British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has said his upcoming challenge with Wladimir Klitschko will be one of his easiest fights yet.

In a press conference, free from his usual jokey antics, Fury said: "Old guy, young guy. Old champion, new champion. Enough said."

At 6ft 9, Tyson has won all his pro fights, mostly by knock-out, and said this weekend will be no different.

He told ITV News: "Saturday night we'll have a new heavyweight champion or I'll have egg on my face, one of the two."

Amir Khan tweets support for David Haye after surgery

British boxer Amir Khan has tweeted his support for former world heavyweight champion David Haye after the 33-year-old underwent re-constructive surgery on his shoulder.

Haye has been told to "seriously consider" ending his 11-year boxing career after the surgery.

David Haye publishes image of injured shoulder

David Haye posted this image of his injured shoulder on Twitter Credit: Twitter/David Haye

David Haye has tweeted a picture of his injured shoulder which could force him into retirement.

Haye, 33, underwent surgery on Thursday to reconstruct his right shoulder which forced him to pull out of a scheduled fight with Tyson Fury, who reacted furiously to the news on Twitter.

The former world heavyweight champion said the operation was a "crushing blow" to his plans.


Haye told to 'consider ending career' after surgery

Former world champion David Haye underwent surgery on Thursday to reconstruct his right shoulder and has been told to "seriously consider ending his boxing career", Hayemaker Boxing said.

Former world champion David Haye. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Londoner has pulled out of his rescheduled February 8 fight with domestic rival Tyson Fury and looks set to end his career permanently after an unsuccessful operation last week.

"It's a crushing blow for me," he said. "I had big plans for next year and the ultimate goal was to win back the world heavyweight title, something my amazing fans deserve.

"What I didn't anticipate was that this year would be the unluckiest of my career and that a number of injuries would disrupt my plans so much.

"Perhaps it just wasn't meant to be. The boxing gods keep hinting that maybe enough is enough and that it's time to finally hang up my gloves."

David Haye announces Tyson Fury fight

David Haye with the WBA and WBO International Heavyweight Championship belts after beating Dereck Chisora Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

David Haye has announced he will fight Tyson Fury on September 28.

Haye tweeted: "I've just signed to fight Fury on Sep 28, lets hope he finally agrees (and signs today) and he doesn't keep delaying."

Read: David Haye knocks out Dereck Chisora in fifth-round at Upton Park