By James Slater: It has been announced officially today how bitter British heavyweight rivals Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will clash in their eagerly awaited bout on July 23rd. Hennessey Sports made the announcement, reporting how the clash of the two unbeaten big men will go ahead at the historic Wembley Arena.
27-year-old Chisora, 14-0(9) will be defending his British title against the 22-year-old, 14-0(10) Fury.
According to Hennessy Sports an official press conference announcing both the main event and a “quality under-card” will go ahead on May 31st.
July 23rd is the date another British star in Amir Khan will next fight (against a TBA in America), maybe, hopefully, Sky Sports or Prime Time will obtain the rights to both fights. That way U.K fight fans will be in for a great night.
Chisora, inactive since September of last year and twice seeing a massive chance of a fight with world ruler Wladimir Klitschko fall apart, will be up for this fight in a big way. Convinced he has the beating of the 6’9” Fury, “Del Boy” will not get the chance to prove it.
Fury too is massively motivated for this fight. Also having had trouble getting himself a fight recently (Fury last fought in February and he has seen a big fight with Hasim Rahman fall through), the young contender has been asking for a chance against Chisora for months now.
How much do these two dislike each other? It has been reported on Boxrec how, during the under-card of this past Saturday’s Groves-DeGale fight, the two got into a near-brawl whilst at ringside. According to reports, though the brawl was swiftly broken up, there was nothing phoney or hype-orientated about the scuffle. The dislike between Groves and DeGale was and is real; the same can be said of the two rival heavyweights.
Will ten months of inactivity affect Chisora’s skills? Will Fury allow the red mist to come down, so much does he crave a KO win?
Potentially one of the best British heavyweight title showdowns in years, Chisora-Fury will tell us a lot more about both fighters.