A training camp injury suffered by Derek Chisora forced the Tyson Fury-Derek Chisora rematch to be moved from July 26 to November 22. Now a soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United has forced the fight to be rescheduled again to November 29. The venue remains the ExCel Arena in London.
During the promotion for their original scheduled fight, Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) called Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) a "stepping stone" and vowed to flatten Chisora's "big, ugly, fat face". The British Boxing Board of Control fined Fury 15,000 pounds for his behavior at the press conference. This time around, Fury showed to the meet the press with his mouth taped shut, and let his uncle and train Patty Fury do all the talking.
Fury predicts that he will knockout Chisora in two rounds, while Chisora predicts he will knockout Fury, but he's not telegraphing a round.
"I will knock out him, plain and simple," he [Chisora] said. "I’m not saying what round. All I’m saying is he’s going to be knocked out. Bring on Nov. 29. I’ll show everyone what I would have done to him in July. I’ll be in fantastic shape come fight night, and he’s looking in good shape himself, so the better man will win and that will be me."
Chisora's European Heavyweight title and the vacant British Heavyweight title are on the line, as is the status of mandatory challenger to Wladimir Klitschko.
When they first fought in July 2011, Fury won a fairly one-sided decision over an out of shape Chisora, despire being rocked by Chisora in the second round.