Tyson Fury cannot wait to finally get in the ring and put a nightmare year behind him on Saturday night, against domestic heavyweight rival Dereck Chisora in London’s ExCel centre.
The fight was originally scheduled to take place back in July, but was postponed just six days before the bout as Chisora suffered a hand injury in training.
A replacement was found but again the fight was called off, this time 24 hours before the showdown as Fury’s uncle Hughie was rushed to hospital. Unfortunately for the Fury family, Hughie past away eleven weeks later.
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Fury is ready to end this year on a high and win the prize of being guaranteed a shot for the World Championship next year.
The two fighters met back in 2011 where Fury edged victory on points. Having had just one bout in a year and a half a rejuvenated Chisora is hoping Fury will be suffering from ring rustiness.
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Chisora has put together a five fight unbeaten run after losing to David Haye back in 2012 at a packed Upton Park.
'I'm in a better place than the first fight. I'm more mature and more experienced. 'I've been working on being more mobile and I want to get the fight rolling.’ Claimed Chisora, who has been training near Ben Nevis in Scotland.
‘I was at my very worst and he still couldn’t get a knockout. I use that night as motivation and he foolishly believes that was me.’ said Fury as he looked back at the last time the pair met three years ago.
This fight is long overdue and come Saturday night both fighters will be looking to knock each other out and move forward with their careers, but only one can go on to become the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko's WBO heavyweight championship.