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Tyson Fury v Dereck Chisora showdown date announced

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Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will now face off on November 22 at the EXCel Arena in London.

Following the nightmare situation of Chisora fracturing his hand and having to pull out during fight week itself, Fury was supposed to fight a very good replacement in Alexander Ustinov.

However Fury was unable to compete on the night after his uncle became seriously ill. This left a hugely unsatisfactory ending with neither man fighting on the bill following what had been a highly anticipated build-up.

Cancelled

Fury has suffered an extremely frustrating last year in the sport with his showdown against David Haye cancelled followed by this latest fiasco. Fury will have to remain focused and go through yet another tough training camp for this rescheduled bout.

“Chisora is now going to get a beating twice as bad than the one that he was going to get for pulling out,” the heavyweight said.

"All Chisora is to me is an obstacle and I've got to smash through him to get where I want to be and that's fighting for the world title. He's messed me around and now I'm going to make him pay. I'm happy for the fans who will get to see me crush Chisora for second and final time and send him into retirement."

Favourable

This could in fact play into Chisora's hands however. Fury should ideally use his height and reach advantage to full effect and negate Chisora's high pressure strategy. He could make this fight relatively easy for himself if he does use such a strategy.

Fury has however shown the desire to get involved in scraps which excites the fans but puts him at a much higher risk. He has shown a vulnerability to his chin when being floored by former cruiserweight Steve Cunningham, who is not known as a big puncher - and the fact that Fury was floored so badly isn't a good sign for him.

Anticipation

Promoter Frank Warren said: '"It's been a roller-coaster few weeks, but I'm delighted to say that the fight is definitely on with Chisora and Fury ready to clash on Saturday 22nd November at the ExCeL London.

“It was an extremely unfortunate set of circumstances that caused Chisora to pull out with a fractured hand. Despite the setbacks, they were both determined to fight each other and I believe that we could see a genuine old fashioned ring war between them."

The winner of the fight will become the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko's WBO world title which should prove a hugely motivating factor.

Desperate

Both men are desperate to fight for a world title and either should prove a tougher test than recent Klitschko opponents who simply haven't been up to the mark.

"The important thing is we have a new date for the fight, it's on, and Fury and I will finally give the fans what they want to see, a fight," Chisora said.

"What happened with my hand has happened and the timing of the injury was terrible, it couldn't have happened at a worse time and of course Fury had personal issues going on with him.

"I just want to fight Fury, get revenge, beat him good and proper, and move on to fight Wladimir Klitschko for the world title."

Fight fans should be happy that this fight has been rescheduled but we will hope for a less chaotic build-up this time around.

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Topics:
Wladamir Klitschko
Heavyweight
Derek Chisora
Boxing

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