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Fury blasts 'plonker' Chisora as fight draws closer

ESPN staff
April 14, 2011
Dereck Chisora won the British belt by dismantling Danny Williams © Getty Images

Hennessy Sports have won the purse bids for the British heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and defending champion Dereck Chisora.

After twice being denied a world title shot when Wladimir Klitschko withdrew due to injury, Chisora returns to the domestic scene - and into a dangerous clash with mandatory challenger Fury, who carries an unbeaten record from his 14 fights, with ten KOs.

The bout will be Chisora's second defence of the strap he won in comprehensive fashion from Danny Williams last May, stopping the veteran in the second round. He too is unbeaten from his 14 fights, but is five years older than Fury, the 6ft 9 prospect who has caused a stir ever since he burst onto the scene.

"Del Boy has got no excuses now," Fury said. "My promoter has just handed him by far the biggest purse of his career and if he pulls out of this fight now, in my opinion, he will prove himself to be a right plonker.

"The last time a heavyweight grudge match (Danny Williams v Audley Harrison) was fought for the British title it attracted over eight million viewers. But this is a much better fight than that one, between two undefeated, hungry young heavyweights."

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