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Fury, Chisora to have 'massive rematch in June'

ESPN staff
January 9, 2014
Fury and Chisora met in a brutal fight in 2011 © PA Photos

The much-touted rematch between Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will take place in the summer, according to promoter Frank Warren.

Fury edged his fellow Englishman on points in July 2011 but has since seen two heavyweight bouts against David Haye fall through.

He will next fight at the Copperbox Arena on February 15, on the undercard of Chisora's European title match with unbeaten Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko.

Warren said: "The plan is for both of them to come through their fights [on February 15], then the pair will meet in a massive rematch in June.

"Because it's the biggest fight out there for them, and it's a fight that the public want to see, the only place for it to happen would be a football stadium - a real summer extravaganza between the big men of British boxing before the World Cup."

Any potential fight could have added impetus after Vitali Klitschko vacated the WBC heavyweight title to concentrat on his political career.

Warren added: "Chisora versus Fury is the biggest fight out there and it could certainly be a world title eliminator, but plans can be upset.

"Chisora has by no means an easy fight against a hard and undefeated Ukrainian in Rudenko who's knocked out 16 of 24 opponents."

After the disappointment of the Haye fights failing to materialise, Fury's promoter Mick Hennessy was understandably cautious on the subject.

He confirmed a verbal offer is on the table, but added: "Until something is agreed in writing and signed into, myself, Peter Fury and Tyson are still keeping our options open."

Fury, 25, became the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion following the Chisora win at Wembley Arena, and remains undefeated.

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