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Hennessy Sports Wins Purse Bid for Chisora-Fury

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Hennessy Sports, promoter of Tyson Fury, won the purse bid for the pending British heavyweight title fight between Fury and titleholder Dereck Chisora.

In a press release, Mick Hennessy said, "I'm delighted to announce that Hennessy Sports have won the rights to stage this well talked about mega fight and as per BBBofC rules we will be announcing the date and venue for this contest within the next 14 days."

Speculation has been that Chisora (14-0, 9 KO) doesn't much fancy a fight with Fury (14-0, 10 KO). "'Del Boy' has got no excuses now," said Fury. "My promoter has just handed him by far the biggest purse of his career and if he pulls out of this fight now in my opinion he will prove himself to be a right plonker."

The 27-year-old Chisora recently had two scheduled dates with heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko fall through, one for December and one for April. The 6'1" Chisora would give up eight inches of height to the mammoth Fury. Realistically, despite that Chisora is higher up the worldwide rankings than Fury, they've fought a similar level of competition along the way, and the fight seems evenly matched on paper.

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