Chisora v Fury has been confirmed for Phones 4u Arena, Manchester Saturday 26 July 2014 live on air on talkSPORT.
The Fight For The Right will be a final eliminator for Wladimir Klitchsko’s WBO World Heavyweight Championship. Frank Warren called Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora the best two heavyweights in the world behind triple champion Wladimir Klitschko and, whilst it is a promoters job to promote his fighters, he is probably not far from the truth.
Last month at the Copper Box Fury stopped Joey Abell, a Minnesota fighter with a punch and an unreliable chin, in four rounds, before Chisora gave the former world title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (who lost to Fury on points in 2012) a medium-grade beating over 12 rounds, choosing attrition over demolition after dropping his opponent in the fifth with a swinging right.
Fury’s trainer, Peter Fury is anticipating an all-action affair. He told interviewer Glynn Evans:
“They’ll not need to look for each other and I see a proper war unfolding. Expect Tyson to just bang his gloves together mid ring and ‘have it’ with him. It’s going to be a proper old fashioned ‘straightener’! I’m very confident Tyson will be the man still standing at the end.”
Phones 4u Arena Manchester has staged some of the biggest bouts in boxing history including classic fights by Mike Tyson, David Haye, Carl Froch and Joe Calzaghe, plus hometown heroes Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan.
The pair first met in July 2011 at Wembley Arena with Fury prevailing on points after a brutal encounter.
Their first fight was an entertaining heavyweight scrap with both fighters happy to take a shot to land one, and both displayed bravado when hit, shaking their heads as if they weren’t hurt and calling for more. The pair of them have shown improved power and technique since then, meaning this will be one fight not to be missed.
At that time it was a good matchup between two up and coming fighters, but there’s a lot more on the table now.