Dereck Chisora’s much-anticipated bout with Tyson Fury in Manchester on Saturday has been postponed after the former suffered a fractured hand in a sparring session last week.
Up for grabs was Fury’s European heavyweight title plus the vacant British title, not to mention a date with Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO World title.
A new date will be announced shortly when Chisora will hope for a better outcome than the pair’s previous clash in 2011, won on points by Fury.
“I was in fantastic shape and had a great training camp, probably the best so far in my career, and was looking forward to getting revenge on Fury, but that will have to wait,” said Chisora.
“I can’t tell you how disappointed I am to have to pull out of the fight against Fury, but it is on the advice of my specialist that I have to do this.
“I’m sorry for the fans who will get to miss this great fight between me and Tyson this Saturday, but once my hand is healed and I’m given the all-clear to train and punch again, I’ll be working on the new date for the fight.
“I’m sorry to have to pull out on Fury, as I know that he had been training hard and it was going to be a great fight between two top athletes and I hope we can get it on again soon.”
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