Date set for Chisora, Fury rematch


MANCHESTER — Leading British heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will meet in a WBO eliminator at Manchester’s Phones 4U Arena on July 26.

The bout is a rematch of the one-sided July 2011 contest where Fury outpointed Chisora to claim the British and Commonwealth titles.

Promoter Frank Warren took to Twitter to announce the fight which will secure the winner a crack at the World Boxing Organisation, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association champion Klitschko.

Chisora, who has vowed to avenge the Wembley Stadium loss, told TalkSport.

“Tyson has got one over me and he thinks he’s the greatest fighter in Great Britain, but he’s not.

“He hasn’t fought any proper fighters, he’s only been fighting cab drivers.”

But Fury hit back labelling him a “journeyman who could become one of those cab drivers”.

“We’re the best heavyweights in Britain and this fight will prove who should take on Klitschko.

“Chisora is nothing more than a glorified journeyman. I’m going to show you how much of a bum he is on July 26.”

— SkySports