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Klitschko-Fury clash date set for November

Wladimir Klitschko (left) and Tyson Fury. Credit: Simon Cooper / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lancashire boxer Tyson Fury's world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko will take place on November 28 in Germany.

Originally scheduled for October 24th, the fight was postponed after Klitschko suffered an injury.

After a medical examination, the champion has been given a green light today for the fight to proceed at the end of November.

It will take place at ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf. Tickets keep their validity.

“My injury will heal quickly enough for me to enter the ring on November 28. I will promptly continue my training camp preparations and, of course, I am very happy to still be fighting this year, especially for my fans who have already bought their tickets.”

– Wladimir Klitschko.

Klitschko apologises to fans for pulling out of Fury fight

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Wladimir Klitschko has apologised to his fans for pulling out of a fight with Tyson Fury.

He said:

"Dear fans. I'm sorry to inform you that I have to postpone my fight with Tyson Fury due to a minor injury.

I am working hard on the rescheduling of the fight. As soon as I know the new date, I will let you know."

On Twitter, Tyson Fury posted a message saying: "It's safe to say I'm hitting the drink right now. Gutted."

Tyson Fury tweeted about the news saying he was 'gutted'.


Kevin Davies looks ahead to the start of the Championship season

Guest pundit: Kevin Davies

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As the new football season edges ever closer, ITV Granada Reports has invited footballer Kevin Davies in to give us his thoughts on how each of our teams fare.

We kick-off with the Championship - and look at Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley and Preston's chances.

Rooney to play in old strip for Ferguson's testimonial

Everton's Wayne Rooney and Duncan Ferguson take breather during 2004 game Credit: PA

It is more than a decade since Wayne Rooney last sported the blue Everton strip - but he has agreed to do it once more in honour of his old teammate Duncan Ferguson.

Rooney, who started his career as a Toffee, says he will play in Ferguson's testimonial match on August 2nd in tribute to the man he calls 'a big hero'.

The England captain and Everton Academy graduate played 67 times and scored 15 goals for the club and said the chance to play in the game was 'irresistible'.

"I cannot think of a better way to thank Dunc for all he did for me than turning out in his fully deserved testimonial match.

Duncan Ferguson said he was 'genuinely thrilled' that Rooney would be joining him again on the pitch.

British champion Peter Kennaugh quits Tour de France

British champion Peter Kennaugh has abandoned the Tour de France, because of illness.

British champion Peter Kennaugh Credit: PA

Kennaugh, from the Isle of Man, was part of the team which supported Froome to the 2013 title.

The 26-year-old was 146th at the start of the 201-kilometres route from Bourg de Peage to Gap, almost two and a half hours behind Froome.

Peter Kennaugh (third from left) celebrates Gold medal win with teammates Credit: PA

Kennaugh, who won London 2012 Olympic gold in the team pursuit on the track, successfully retained his British title on June 28 in Lincoln.

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