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UK News: Chisora-Fury; Gavin's Quest; Laryea's Rage

Tyson Fury has called for Dereck Chisora to be stripped of the British heavyweight title after another stunning knockout victory at the weekend.

Fury stretched his unbeaten record to 14-10 inside the distance - with a five-round demolition of Brazilian Marcelo Luiz Nascimento at Wembley Arena.

And the 6ft 9in Manchester mauler claims he is fed up waiting for a chance to tackle 'Del Boy', currently preparing to challenge Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF and WBO titles in Germany on April 30.

"I've been mandatory challenger for the British title for six or seven months and I want to fight for it because this is holding up my career," said Fury.

"Chisora is fighting for the world title but he's not even the best fighter in this country. He's just a little boy in a big man's trousers. I'd flatten him.

"He's been avoiding me but he will have to relinquish the title or the Board should strip him and let me fight someone else for it."

Frankie Gavin has warned new British light-welterweight champion Ashley Theophane that his reign will be a short one.

Gavin put in a punch-perfect display to halt Michael Lomax in seven rounds at Bethnal Green's York Hall on Saturday, while Theopane lifted the British title with a points win over Lenny Daws at Wembley on the same night.

And now Gavin is demanding a shot at Theophane - and says he'll knock him out if he's given one.

"It doesn't really matter who holds that British title, I feel I am ready for anyone," said the 2007 amateur world champion.

"Congratulations to Theophane because he beat a good fighter in Daws to win that Lonsdale belt, but what would I have done to Daws?

"Theophane's now got something that I want, and I am going to be coming after him big time to get it.

"I've seen his fights and he's a class act. But I'll beat him hands down if he step up to the plate and faces me.

"Hopefully my promoter Frank Warren can get me a British title fight within the next few months.

"James DeGale has got one already and I want that Lonsdale belt wrapped around my waist for keeps before the end of the year."

Warren said: "Frankie's win on Saturday night showed he is ready for anyone in Britain.

"I'd make the fight with Theophane in a heart-beat. Frankie is a world class talent, not just a British-level talent.

"He'll win the British title this year, but it will be just the first of many belts he is going to get in his career."

Gavin, 25, moved to 9-0 with his win over Lomax, his eighth victory inside the distance.

Joseph Laryea has promised Ricky Burns a beating he will never forget when they clash for the WBO world super-featherweight title next month.

Laryea has sparred up to 20 rounds at a time in the searing heat of Accra, Ghana, in a bid to get in shape for the fight at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow.

And he says that 27-year-old champion Burns (30-2 7KOs) is in for an equally uncomfortable experience on March 12.

"Burns says he is enjoying being a world champion, but I won't be enjoying himself when he faces me," said 40-year-old Laryea (18-2 11KOs).

"I plan on giving him an old fashioned beating. It will be like man against boy.

"He'll want to forget it, but the pain I will hand out to him will be seared on his mind for the rest of his life.

"I told everyone that I would gut him like a pig when this fight was announced, I just hope he doesn't squeal like one when I get down to business.

"I was maybe at 50 per cent of my potential when I destroyed Paul Appleby last December.

"I'd not had the best training camp, but this time around I will make sure I am in the best shape ever.

"I've been sparring welterweights and light-middleweights to make sure I am at my very strongest.

"Ricky is going to be in a lot of trouble, and I'm looking forward to wiping the smile off his face and embarrassing him in front of all his fans.

"They better come out in force because it's the last they are going to see of their man for a while.

"First I'll break him mentally, then I'll break him physically and take away that world title. He will be begging for mercy by the end."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 02-22-2011

Whoever wrote that was under the influence of some sort of drug. He goes from Laryea being 27 to 40 years old in the space of a sentence. :haha: I wouldn't put Gavin in with Theophane just yet, let Frankie…

Comment by sdog2006 on 02-22-2011

Laryea is 25 NOT 40? And why in the hell start the article with Tyson Fury, who is a bag of meat, and end it with a story on a world title fight?????????????

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