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Fury rules out future bout with Chisora

ESPN staff
July 25, 2014
Tyson Fury wants to fight Bermane Stiverne instead of waiting for Dereck Chisora © Getty Images

Tyson Fury has claimed he won't wait around to fight Dereck Chisora in the future after the European champion withdrew from their fight.

The pair were set to meet on Saturday with the winner in line for a shot at world champion Wladimir Klitschko before Chisora withdrew due to a fractured hand suffered in his final sparring session.

Despite a contractually rearranged date for October, Fury would rather face WBC champion Bermane Stiverne after branding Chisora "a s***house who dropped his b******s in training".

"I'm not interested in Dereck Chisora, he ain't got enough credibility to lace my boots up, never mind step in the same ring," Fury told reporters.

"Chisora is another David Haye - a wannabe. A wannabe Tyson Fury opponent in hindsight who realises the daunting task ahead and decides I'll live to fight another day rather than get annihilated."

This is the third time in less than 18 months that Fury has had opponents drop out through injury after former WBA champion David Haye postponed two bouts before retiring altogether.

"People like Dereck Chisora and David Haye are conning people, they're out to con the public and the British Boxing Board of Control say I'm bad for boxing!

"When I say I'm going to fight, I fight. I would fight with no eyes. There was nothing going to keep me out of that ring on Saturday.

"For him [Chisora] to have another little injury and pull out is absolutely pathetic. It's a disgrace to the world of heavyweight boxing."

Fury's unbeaten record of 22 victories including 16 knockouts will now be put to the test by Alexander Ustinov, whose only career defeat came in an IBF eliminator against Kubrat Pulev in September 2012.

"I'm knocking this big lummox clean out," added Fury. "Men like me fight anyone at any notice. I don't need a training camp to fight him.

"All heavyweights are w**k! I'd fight them all with one day's notice, never mind six-month training camps. I'm going to knock this fella into next week."

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