The highly anticipated rematch between top Heavyweight contenders Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora has been officially rescheduled for November 22 and will take place at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London, England. The fight, which was originally scheduled to take place on July 26th, was postponed after Chisora fractured his left hand in his last sparring session before the fight was to take place.
Both Fury and Chisora are coming off victories on the same card in February of this year. Fury’s fourth round knockout of Joey Abell and Chisora’s convincing twelve round unanimous decision over Kevin Johnson set the stage for the rematch of their fight in July 2011. In that fight Fury scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Chisora for the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles.
The stakes of the rematch are higher than the first encounter between Fury and Chisora. This fight will not only have both the British and European Heavyweight titles on the line, but will also determine a mandatory challenger in the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) ratings for current unified IBF/WBO/WBA/IBO Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
At the conclusion of this fight the landscape of the Heavyweight division could change as the winner could be next in line for Wladimir Klitschko if Klitschko is successful against his next challenger Kubrat Pulev. The Klitschko-Pulev fight will take place September 6th in Germany.
It would appear that the winner of that fight will face the winner of the Fury-Chisora rematch perhaps in 2015. Now with the rematch between Fury and Chisora is officially rescheduled as well as former WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev earning interim/regular status in the WBA ratings by defeating Fres Oquendo last month, if Klitschko is successful against Pulev It appears that he will already have two mandatory defenses lined up for 2015.
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