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Fury-Chisora Rematch Final Eliminator For WBO Title

By Terence Dooley 

Manchester's Tyson Fury and London's Dereck Chisora will be fighting for more than just the domestic heavyweight title during their summer rematch.

BoxingScene.com can confirm that the fight is a final eliminator for the WBO world title currently held by Wladimir Klitschko. Chisora holds the organisation's International title and a number two ranking; Fury is currently ranked at number six; the number one contender is Alex Lepai, he fights Klitschko on April 26. 

The fight will be shown live on BoxNation here in the U.K. 

Once the dust settles on Fury-Chisora II, Klitschko will have 12 months to nail down a fight with the winner as Section 5(A) of the WBO's regulations state that the heavyweight titlist gets up to a year between mandatory defences as opposed to the traditional nine months.

The road to the rematch began at London’s Copper Box Arena in February and will end at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena sometime in July. Both men registered wins to set-up a summer showdown, but this one was really set in motion when Fury moved over to BoxNation at the turn of the year.

Fury and his team - including trainer Peter Fury and long-time promoter Mick Hennessy- struck a deal with Frank Warren that allowed the 25-year-old to resume his career after spending the majority of 2013 waiting for a fight with former WBA titlist David Haye, who had to withdraw from two proposed dates due to injuries.

Chisora got 12 rounds under his belt when beating Kevin Johnson on points on February’s bill; Fury stopped Joey Abell in the fourth, his first fight since a seventh-round KO win over Steve Cunningham last May. He was pencilled in to make a mandatory defence of his EBU title against Kubrat Pulev later this year; purse bids for that one are due by March 18th, but he may have to vacate his belt in order to set up the Fury showdown. 

Either way, the 30-year-old will have the opportunity to try to exact a measure of revenge over the man who handed him his first professional defeat while setting up another world title shot—Chisora lost to then-WBC titlist Vitali Klitschko in February 2012 (L12). 

Fury will also be desperate to secure the crack at the WBO crown; the 2008 ABA heavyweight champion has made no bones about his desire to challenge either Wlad or Vitali—a win over Chisora would bring him one step closer to his dream. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ScottWeiland on 03-18-2014

[QUOTE=joe strong;14338934]I don't know if fury loses to wilder. I,m not sure wilder gets out of the first round against arreola or stiverne. wilder has so many unanswered questions about him. he has twice the fights price had & is…

Comment by Trudoe the.. on 03-18-2014

I love Fury's in the ring product but cannot wait to see him get his block knocked off!!

Comment by joe strong on 03-17-2014

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland.;14337718]Perez,Jennings or Charr I expect will be the next in line.would Fury want to risk losing a wbo mandatory title shot by risking a loss against the superior Wilder ?[/QUOTE] I don't know if fury loses to wilder. I,m not…

Comment by beez721 on 03-17-2014

[QUOTE=Andre Wardttke;14337753]Tyson Fury is an unskilled oaf. Wlad would piss him all over. Hughie Fury has more natural talent in his little toe than Tyson does in his entire body.[/QUOTE] yea,,wlad usually eats taller bigger heavyweights for breakfast. tyson doesnt…

Comment by Andre Wardttke on 03-17-2014

[QUOTE=TGD;14336668]Wladimir Klitschko will never fight Tyson Fury. Watch him do a Houdini when Fury flattens Chisora.[/QUOTE] Tyson Fury is an unskilled oaf. Wlad would piss him all over. Hughie Fury has more natural talent in his little toe than Tyson…

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