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Dereck Chisora offers Tyson Fury European title shot

Phil Jay 30/12/2013

European heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora is ready to put right one of his career wrongs on February 15 after the Londoner laid down a challenge to former foe Tyson Fury.

Chisora tickets are on sale now for what will be a third outing at his new home in the Copper Box Arena as ‘Del Boy’ builds towards a second championship chance following his spirited loss to Vitali Klitschko in 2012.

Speaking via his official Twitter account, the recently-turned 30 year-old responded directly to Fury calling him out for a second encounter next year – by offering the world title contender a shot at his blue belt early next year.

“You know I don’t just talk,” stated Chisora. “I love fighting that’s what I’m in the game for. Let me know when your ready.

“Get your people to call my people and I guarantee we’ll have this fight arranged for next year in February or when your available.”

Fury, 25, recently stepped back into the sport on the back of a brief retirement after the double collapse of his pay-per-view bout with David Haye, and Chisora had no qualms in accepting the undefeated fighter’s advances.

“I thought you were retired? So when are you ready, shall we arrange it for the 15th February? Let me know,” added Chisora.

The first time the two met, Chisora came in badly overweight and was too slow to react to Fury as the former Irish champion took a one-side points win and the Finchley man’s British and Commonwealth belts in the process.

Since then, both Chisora and Fury have worked themselves into much better shape and have far more top-level experience, meaning a return fight would be even more intriguing than the first if the pair can put an agreement in place to trade blows once more.

Also on the February 15 bill is Liam Walsh v Gary Sykes for the British super-featherweight title, whilst Billy Joe Saunders and Frank Buglioni are pencilled in to make an appearance.

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