LONDON (27th May) Former English heavyweight title holders Tyson Fury and John McDermott will meet for the second time in 10 months on Friday 25th June, in what will be one of the most eagerly awaited rematches that the UK has seen in recent years.
The British Final Eliminator clash between the two heavyweights will take place in front of the Sky Sports HD cameras at the Brentwood Centre, Brentwood..
“After discussions and us agreeing to the terms of the fight, contracts were signed and sealed yesterday, so it’s down to serious training for the next 4 weeks” said the Unbeaten Fury
Fury outpointed McDermott in a closely fought contest over 10 rounds back in September when he was crowned the English Champion.
“I can’t wait for this one as there was a lot of controversy surrounding my win in September last year, but it wasn’t a 100% Tyson who won on that night. It was my first 10 rounder and maybe I wasn’t prepared for a war as much as I should have been, but I will make sure no stone is left unturned this time”.
“McDermott gained my respect that night for being one hell of a tough fighter”. Added Fury.
Fury recorded his 10th consecutive win against German Hans-Joerg Blasko back in March when the referee jumped in and stopped the contest after knocking his opponent to the floor twice in the 1st round.
“I got caught with a couple of silly shots that night against Blasko which was frustrating but we’ve been working hard on improving my defence, but what people have to remember is that I am still only 21, I still have a lot to learn and one of the things that the McDermott fight has taught me was not to underestimate my opponents, but I still believe I done enough against him to win on the night”
Mick Hennessy Said: “Due to a delay with the licence application, the new Manchester venue did not receive approval in reasonable time, so promoting this great event would have been very difficult in such a short space of time. So we applied to the board for an extension for the contest to take place on the 17th July, but this request was rejected. So Tyson and myself have agreed to the terms and the new date in the spirit of getting this fight on so Tyson can set the record straight once and for all and then move on”
Fury added “John showed that night he is one of the best heavyweights in Britain apart from me and David Haye. John would beat the likes of Chisora or Harrison if he had the opportunity.”
“We will both have earned it so Win, Lose or Draw I hope John will join me for a Big Mac and fries after the fight, my shout”
Tyson Fury-John McDermott Rematch Is On
JOHN McDERMOTT will get the chance of revenge against Tyson Fury next month.Frank Maloney will promote their rematch when Manchester’s Fury risks his English heavyweight title against the Essex boy at Brentwood Centre on Friday 25th June.
There was outrage among fight fans when Fury (10-0) was gifted a controversial points win over McDermott last September – but now John (25-6) gets his chance of justice.
Maloney is calling the 12 rounder which doubles as a British title final eliminator ‘The Conspiracy Fury’ and the bill features some of the most exciting heavyweights in Britain.
Maloney is staging the brawl for it all after Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy failed to deliver a date for the fight despite winning the initial purse bids.
Jubilant Maloney who promotes McDermott was so incensed after the first fight he had a ringside heart attack.
He said: “It is only right that I get the opportunity to stage the return after the previous injustice on my show caused John so much hurt.
“John has been begging for this fight ever since that decision went against him and I am delighted that he has got the chance.
“If this fight hadn’t come off I seriously believe that he may have walked away from boxing for good.”
Ref Terry O’Connor’s crazy 98-92 verdict in ‘Fury-McDermott 1’ caused such a storm that the British Boxing Board of Control ruled all future English title fights would be scored by three judges.
Maloney says: “The fight is happening and Fury will have to convince three judges that he is the better man and not just a referee.
“It will be a special night of heavyweight boxing and I am sure the expected sell-out crowd and Sky viewers will get a special treat.”
Among those on the undercard will be Olympic bronze medallist David Price (6-0), Tom Dallas (10-0), Larry Olubamiwo (8-1) and Dave Ferguson (11-2)
Tickets are sure to sell out fast and are available price £40 and £90 from www.frankmaloney.com and 0871 226 1508
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