Fury-Chisora rescheduled for November 22

09/08/2014 13:33

British heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will be facing each other in a WBO heavyweight title eliminator after their grudge rematch was rescheduled for November 22 at the ExCel Arena in London.

The pair were due to meet in Manchester last month until Chisora fractured his hand and the bout had to be postponed. Chisora is still recovering from the hand injury he sustained in sparring against Belarusian Alexander Ustinov. Fury was then scheduled to fight replacement opponent Ustinov but he then withdrew after his uncle and former trainer Hughie became seriously ill after a routine operation.

Promoter Frank Warren said: "It's been a roller-coaster few weeks, but I'm delighted to say that the fight is definitely on with Chisora and Fury ready to clash on Saturday 22nd November at the ExCeL London. 

“It was an extremely unfortunate set of circumstances that caused Chisora to pull out with a fractured hand.

"Despite the setbacks, they were both determined to fight each other and I believe that we could see a genuine old fashioned ring war between them."

European champion Chisora, who lost on points to Fury when they met in 2011, said: "The important thing is we have a new date for the fight, it's on, and Fury and I will finally give the fans what they want to see, a fight.

"What happened with my hand has happened and the timing of the injury was terrible, it couldn't have happened at a worse time and of course Fury had personal issues going on with him.

"I just want to fight Fury, get revenge, beat him good and proper, and move on to fight Wladimir Klitschko for the world title."

Fury, who is unbeaten as a professional with 22 straight victories, said: “Chisora is now going to get a beating twice as bad than the one that he was going to get for pulling out.

"All Chisora is to me is an obstacle and I've got to smash through him to get where I want to be and that's fighting for the world title. He's messed me around and now I'm going to make him pay. I'm happy for the fans who will get to see me crush Chisora for second and final time and send him into retirement."