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Chisora to face Fury on July 23

ESPN staff
May 23, 2011

Dereck Chisora's defence of his British heavyweight title against Tyson Fury has been confirmed for July 23.

Chisora, whose last fight came almost 12 months ago in a victory over Sam Sexton to retain his title, will face the undefeated Fury at Wembley Arena.

Chisora also has not been beaten in his 14 fights as a professional, although he has not fought since last August after seeing two bouts with Wladimir Klitschko - David Haye's opponent on July 2 - called off due to the Ukrainian's injury concerns.

Fury is hoping to capitalise on any rustiness that might be present when the two come face-to-face.

"Chisora's talked the talk and now he needs to walk the walk. I'm good to go," 23-year-old Fury said. "Let's see if he is man enough to get in the ring with a dangerous, young, live opponent for the first time."

Chisora was crowned British champion in May 2010 after he dropped Danny Williams in the second round at Upton Park.

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