Loud-mouth heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora have been swapping insults ahead of their rematch bout at Manchester’s Phones 4 U Arena on July 26.
The announcement, made today, has set up a rematch between arguably Britain’s two best boxers, with the winner securing a title shot at Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO heavyweight crown.
The 12-round bout was initially intended to be staged at a stadium in London but due to both the World Cup and Froch-Groves II, the fight will take place in Fury’s home city.
“Chisora is nothing more than a glorified journeyman,” Fury told Talksport.
“I’m going to show you how much of a bum he is on July 26.
“Chisora talks like what he looks like – shit. I was 22 back then, now I’m 25 and a lot better and stronger. I hit four times harder than him.”
The pair first clashed in July 2011, when the out-of-shape Chisora surrendered his British and Commonwealth titles to Fury after the 25-year-old won unanimously on points.
Chisora now hopes to get revenge on his younger foe and get the chance for a long awaited title fight which he has struggled so hard to get during his career.
“Tyson has got one over me and he thinks he’s the greatest fighter in Great Britain, but he’s not,” Chisora told Talksport.
“He hasn’t fought any proper fighters, he’s only been fighting cab drivers.”
Since their first bout, Chisora has failed in a bid to fight WBC champion Vitali Klitschko which went to David Haye, but has since won five fights in a row.
Since the 2011 matchup, Fury has remained unbeaten and now boasts a 22-win record.
“Chisora could be one of those cab drivers because I’ve already beaten him once,” said Fury.
“We’re the best heavyweights in Britain and it will prove who should take on Klitschko.
“I broke him in, he’ll never forget me. I believe Chisora was better back then. There’s mileage on his clock because he’s taken a lot of punches from heavy hitters.
“I remember going into his dressing room after I beat him and he didn’t know where he was.”
Chisora claims that this time round he will be in much better shape for the fight and expects nothing but a knockout win.
“Fury beat me last time but now he realises we’re paying his paycheque by putting him on BoxNation,” said Chisora.
“The fittest man won back then but I’m going to be much better and faster this time. He couldn’t knock me out on my worst night so he’ll get knocked out on my best.”
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