• Heavyweight

Fury should take Chisora rematch - Warren

ESPN staff
November 18, 2013
Tyson Fury outpointed Dereck Chisora in July 2011 © PA Photos

Promoter Frank Warren has challenged Tyson Fury to take on a rematch with Dereck Chisora after his Ferbuary 8 heavyweight bout with David Haye was cancelled for a second time.

Haye is considering retirement having withdrawn from the fight on Sunday after revealing he had undergone shoulder surgery in Germany. With the bout originally scheduled for September, Haye pulled out when he cut his eye in training.

Chisora will defend his European heavyweight title on November 30, and is himself looking for a new opponent after Matteo Modugno withdrew with a reported broken rib.

Fury outpointed Chisora, who weighed in at a career-high 18st 9lbs, in July 2011, and now Warren believes the timing is right for a rematch.

"It'd be a brilliant fight," Warren told the Daily Mail. "It's the next best thing after Haye-Fury. Dereck's resurrected his career - he's fighting two stone lighter than when he fought Tyson last time out. I think it'd be a great fight for the fans.

"We could make it the same date - it doesn't matter, really, because obviously it wouldn't be a Sky show. That's irrelevant, but if we could do it it'd be a great fight.

"Fury deserved to win their first fight because he took it seriously. He did what he had to do and you can't take that away from him. He behaved like a true professional - there are no excuses because Dereck did what he did. The fact of the matter is that Tyson's come on a bit, and Dereck's certainly improved, so now it'd be a fabulous fight for the fans.

"Dereck would like to rectify that result. At the end of the day it could be down to Tyson - it's him and his uncle (Peter Fury) who make the decisions.

"There's nothing better than a good, all-British title fight. Dereck's resurrected his career, Tyson's on a roll - what a great fight for the fans.

"It's the second time it's been postponed. It must be very, very frustrating for him. He must have spent a lot of money on his preparation so it is a shame.

"Let's try and get the thing on."

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