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Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury rescheduled for Nov. 28

WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight boxer, Wladimir

WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight boxer, Wladimir Klitschko speaks during a press conference for the heavyweight title bout against British heavyweight Tyson Fury on October 24, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: AP / Frank Augstein

BERLIN -- Wladimir Klitschko's postponed heavyweight title defense against Tyson Fury was rescheduled Friday for Nov. 28 at the same Duesseldorf venue.

The Ukrainian had been scheduled to defend his IBF, WBO and WBA belts against the British fighter on Oct. 24, but the bout was called off after Klitschko tore a tendon in his left calf in training.

The withdrawal came just two days after Klitschko appeared at a news conference with Fury in London to promote the fight. Fury dressed up as Batman and wrestled a man wearing a Joker costume to the ground, knocking Klitschko's belts to the ground in a staged performance.

"My injury will heal quickly enough for me to enter the ring on Nov. 28," Klitschko said in a statement Friday. "I will promptly continue my training camp preparations and, of course, I am very happy to still be fighting this year."

Fury, unbeaten with 18 knockouts in 24 wins, is bidding to become the first fighter to defeat Klitschko since Lamon Brewster on April 10, 2004.

Klitschko has 53 knockouts from his 64 wins, with three defeats.

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