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Tyson Fury to stage behind closed doors flight

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Tyson Fury will stage a fight behind closed doors to prepare himself for his rematch with Dereck Chisora which takes place in July. 

The Manchester fighter was meant to fight on April 12 in a warm-up bout prior to his WBO world title eliminator but that date has now been scrapped.

Fury, 25, planned to fight three times this year and will now have to make swift arrangements organising a fight in his training gym. 

Carlos Takam from Cameroon will now be flown in to Britain for a full-on 12-round sparring session behind closed doors - with no filming allowed.

Takam is the same build as Chisora and Fury feels the Cameroonian will be ideal preparation for his fellow Brit opponent. 

"It will be behind closed doors, it won't be sold to the media. There won't be any judges there. We'll go at it and whatever happens in the gym will stay in the gym," said Fury.

"He's six-foot, two-inches, and 18 stone so is perfect preparation for Dereck. So I'll be getting a fight in whether they want me to or not.

Fury spoke about his anger of being left in-active and admitted that not fighting in April wasn't ideal.

"I will not be inactive or waiting around for anyone, dancing to other people's fiddle. It's all about me. You have to be selfish in boxing," said the 25-year-old

"I'm very disappointed that I won't be fighting on April 12. I'm not allowed to fight in that and not allowed to have a six or eight rounder anywhere else.

"It's about trying to keep me inactive. They want me not to fight and go off the rails, putting weight on and not train properly. I'm ready to fight now and it's sickening that I can't fight," he added. 

The bout with Takam will take place on either April 14/15 over twelve rounds, each lasting three minutes, and Fury may have to pay Takam a small fee. 

The July 26 contest between Chisora and Fury will now have the vacant British belt and the  European title on the line after Kubrat Pulev pulled out of a possible challenge against the Londoner.

"There's so much on the line for both men, the winner will get the number one spot to Klitschko, the vacant British title is up for grabs and now Chisora's European title has been added," said promoter Frank Warren.


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