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Klitschko threatens legal action over fury rematch

Their Nov 28, 2015 fight underwhelmed, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t interest in seeing Tyson Fury, the long, tall loco heavyweight and Wladimir Klitschko, the classy sportsman with the cautious style of fighting, tussle again.

Looks like you will have to wait a spell more if you were keen to see if a 40 year old Wlad is too beyond his physical prime to handle the cagey Traveller. The parties involved had tabbed Oct 29 for a sequel to the first bout, which saw Fury take a UD against a befuddled and/or diminished Klitschko. That date was a reset date, after Fury, citing a bum ankle, pulled out of the July 9 scheduled date. He’d allegedly hurt it while at a rave party.

Today, Wlad took to social media to announce that Fury was seeking to change agreed to terms in the contract for Oct 29, and thus, the ex champ would be transferring his fight to court.

Will they EVER rematch? Impossible to say; Fury was hit with doping allegations right after he cited the ankle injury and this mix of personalities has gone from mildly combustible to perhaps too toxic to continue to try and work together.

I messaged Team Klitschko executive Bernd Bonte on Tuesday, seeking some clarity on the Oct 29 event. I hadn’t heard back and then saw the Wlad statement. Fury, a rabid wolverine usually on Twitter, hadn’t weighed in yet, beyond wishing Robert DeNiro a happy birthday.

My take: This seems like silliness, and I feel like Team Fury is leading the charge in that vein. No, I don’t know specifics of the supposed desired changes to a contract. But Fury isn’t sending signals that he wants to fight Klitschko again. So maybe Klitschko should do the court thing, and instead move on to Plan B. That Plan B isn’t as obvious with Deontay Wilder on the shelf, but it feels like we are in “spinning wheels” territory with Fury-Klitschko 2.

Original article by Michael Woods // http://nyfights.com/latest-boxing-news/fury-klitschko-rematch-headed-court/

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