Fury-Chisora Rematch July 26th
Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will fight again in a rematch, but this time the stakes are much higher.
With a mandatory title shot against WBO Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on the line, Tyson Fury battles Dereck Chisora a second time on July 26th at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester, England.
The pair first fought in July 2011 in a much hyped bout that was exciting but had no knockdowns. Fury dominated Chisora to capture the British and Commonwealth titles while handing Chisora the first loss of his boxing career.
Chisora went on to challenge Vitali Klitschko for the WBC Heavyweight title in 2012 but lost a unanimous decision. Chisora lost for the third consecutive time when he got knocked out by David Haye in the 5th round of the WBO and WBA Inter-continental Heayweight title bout in 2012. But Chisora has resurrected his career with five consecutive wins, four of which came via knockout, to set up this eliminator bout.
Fury too has been on a rampage since their first fight. He has knocked out six out of his last seven opponents including the highly ranked American Steve Cunningham in an IBF title eliminator last April 2013. But Tyson Fury did not get his title shot and instead was booked to face Haye in a September 2013 showdown.
However, while training, Haye sustained a cut above his eye seven days before the bout causing a February 8th, 2014 postponement. Haye once again pulled out of the bout with a severe shoulder injury that threatened his career. Fury and Chisora fought on the same card last February 15th and their promoters made a deal that if they both would win, a rematch would be set. Both fighters won their respective bouts, so now the rematch is set.
No Crying Over Spilled Milk
Chisora vowed not to cry over spilled milk, and vowed to knock out his opponent in Round 1. But the ever trash talking Fury declared himself as the best heavyweight in the planet. He shouted four lettered obscenities at Chisora during the press conference that formally announced their rematch.
Making A Side Bet
More four letter words came out of Fury’s mouth last week when the two promoted their bout at a West London Theater. Chisora was more calm and even apologized to the crowd for his “opponent’s language.” But the apology provoked more unsavory words from Tyson Fury to which Chisora responded with a challenge for a 10 grand side bet. Fury responded by daring Chisora to a winner take all match or a 100 grand side wager. But as both men sealed the bet with a handshake, it wasn’t certain how much the wager was going to be.
One thing is sure though, this rematch promises to be as exciting as the first bout. And with the bad history, a knockdown or even a knockout may be coming.
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