Today has brought about the agreement between the Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3) and the man labelled a 'loud mouth' by the most of the media from Britain, the undefeated, Tyson Fury (24-0). The two will face off against each other in Dusseldorf, Germany, on October 24th.
A surprising confirmation
Many had started to feel dubious regarding the negotiations; both fighters had been vocal in their want for the fight in recent months, but that had dried up. It looked like it was destined to go to a purse bid after things had stalled so much, however, the agreement was made in the fabled 11th hour.
Regardless of the outcome of the bout, you can be sure that the build up and the press conferences will be something to behold. Klitschko is almost the polar opposite of Fury outside the ring, so, it will be interesting to see how things pan out before they even enter the ring in October.
How could the fight pan out?
Fury has a jab which is on the up, versus a man whose jab is on the wane. Fury has looked impressive in recent outings, Klitschko on the other hand, hasn't so much. Klitschko's jab is not the only thing on the wane though, age is visually catching up with him, he has not been anywhere near as sharp or at as high a level as we've been accustomed to from him over his dominating reign over the Heavyweight division.
That said, even in recent fights the undefeated champion has continued his reign. But against an ever impressive Fury, who has even added the skill of being able to box out of southpaw as and when he sees fit? Well, it is shaping up to be a thoroughly exciting Heavyweight bout.
Fighting talk begins
Needless to say, when Fury is involved, the talking has already begun... Tyson Fury tweeted the following; "VivaDeutschland, I'm coming to rock your country in October be there of miss the best fight in heavyweight history #letsgetthispartystarted"
Meanwhile, Wladmir Klitschko said to Ringside, just before the agreement was reached prior to the purse bid going through on Monday; "I think he is more famous for his verbal fighting that the actual boxing fighting."
One thing is for sure, this fight will be massive not least for the build up which should be phenomenal.