Tyson Fury World Championship Countdown

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury with trainer, and uncle, Peter Fury during a media work out at Peacock Gym, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Nick Potts/PA Wire
Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury with trainer, and uncle, Peter Fury during a media work out at Peacock Gym, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Nick Potts/PA Wire

Tyson Fury is on a mission to bring the Heavyweight Championship of the World back to Morecambe.

Tyson will step into the ring in Dusseldorf, Germany, to face formidable champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, October 24.

It will be history in the making, the first time ever that a professional boxer who lives in our town will fight for the world heavyweight title.

It has never happened before. And it may never happen again.

This, after all, was the championship once held by legends like Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Mike Tyson. This is the heavyweight crown known as the richest prize in sport.

The brash 6ft9in Fury has held the British, English, European, Irish and Commonwealth titles.

The 27-year-old is undefeated in 24 contests.

His opponent Klitschko, from the Ukraine, is the reigning WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring magazine world heavyweight champion.

The 39-year-old is undefeated in 11 years and fought a record 28 world heavyweight championship fights in his career.

Bookies have Manchester-born Fury as a 3-1 underdog, with Klitschko a 4-1 on favourite.

In the run-up to this momentous event, we will follow Tyson as he prepares for the fight of his life.

We will bring you news, videos, comments, photos and the best coverage anywhere of the countdown to the big fight.

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