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Chisora pulls out of rematch with Fury because of hand injury

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Dereck Chisora has pulled out of Saturday's heavyweight fight with Tyson Fury after fracturing his hand while training.

Alex Livesey

Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will not be facing off inside the ring this Saturday as an MRI scan has confirmed that Chisora suffered a fractured his hand during a sparring session last week.

Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) has been doing a lot of trash talking ahead of their rematch, and Chisora's injury and withdrawal hasn't stopped him:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/dellboychisora">@dellboychisora</a> don&#39;t even think of pulling out of this fight bitch! Don&#39;t do a <a href="https://twitter.com/mrdavidhaye">@mrdavidhaye</a> &amp; be a shithouse cunt, you&#39;ll b a laughing stok</p>&mdash; Tyson Luke Fury (@Tyson_Fury) <a href="https://twitter.com/Tyson_Fury/statuses/491273501484253185">July 21, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Fury's tweet references David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs), who twice canceled fights with Fury in 2013, once because of a cut to the head, and the second time following shoulder surgery. Fury instead knocked out American heavyweight Joey Abell on February 15, 2014.

Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) for his part is disappointed being about to avenge his 2011 loss to Fury.

"I can't tell you how disappointed I am to have to pull out of the fight against Fury."

This is a really tough break for Fury, who's now had three fights called off in the last year and a half due to opponents suffering injuries during training camp.