By Gary Mushrow [@Gary9690]
Eddie Hearn confirmed today via his official Twitter account that a decision had been reached to hold the re-scheduled Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury fight live on Sky Sports Pay-Per-View, November 28.
The fight for the Lineal heavyweight championship of the world was originally schedule to take place on October 24 as part of a split site PPV in the UK accompanied by Kell Brook’s defence of his IBF welterweight crown against Diego Chaves. That plan was scuppered as champion Klitschko pulled out of the fight with a leg injury several weeks before the bout was due to take place.
Plans seemed a little clouded afterwards as Sky announced the Brook-Chaves fight would remain on PPV, reducing the likelihood of any re-arranged Klitschko-Fury fight appearing on Sky Box Office before the end of 2015.
After re-scheduling the contest last week, plans for its broadcast in the UK were unclear, with the contest possibly being broadcast on regular Sky Sports with the PPV quota for 2015 already exhausted by Bellew-Cleverly II, Mayweather-Pacquiao, Brook-Gavin and the upcoming Joshua-Whyte event.
That quota seems to have been expanded now to incorporate what is likely to be one of the hottest heavyweight contests, since David Haye challenged lineal champion Klitschko in 2011.