Hennessy Sports has officially announced a date and venue for the anticipated British heavyweight title fight between their fighter, Tyson Fury, and champion Dereck Chisora.
Chisora and Fury will meet on July 23 at Wembley Arena in what could be a pretty emotionally-charged fight. The two attended the DeGale vs Groves card on Saturday in London, and caused a major stir in the crowd during Frankie Gavin's fight (the most exciting part of Gavin's fight, to be honest) when they got into it at ringside. Fury reportedly removed his shirt and went crazy, and had to be escorted from the building.
Chisora (14-0, 9 KO) had a December date set with world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, which was scrapped due to a Klitschko injury. They repeated the process for a scheduled bout in April, after which Klitschko returned his attention to the fight he really wanted, a mega-money clash with David Haye.
That all left Chisora hanging, and now he hasn't fought since September 2010, when he stopped rival Sam Sexton in the ninth round. It was his first defense of the belt, which he won from an incredibly lame Danny Williams last May. Williams was grossly out of shape and didn't show up to fight, but rather to quickly forfeit to Chisora.
Fury (14-0, 10 KO) is a loud, brash, 22-year-old who stands 6'9" and seems to improve every fight out. Fury and Chisora both have lots of work to do, but Fury's eight-inch height advantage could be a huge factor in the fight. Commenting on the fight having a date, Fury said, "Chisora’s talked the talk and now he needs to walk the walk. I’m good to go, that’s my game walking the walk, so let’s see if he is man enough to get in the ring with a dangerous, young, live opponent for the first time in his career."
Who do you like in this one?