Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury is backing former opponent Dereck Chisora to come through his maiden defence of the European title as the two fighter’s near a second meeting, three year’s on from their first.
Fury claimed a one-sided points win over an out-of-shape ‘Del Boy’ in July 2011 and has since stopped five out his next six opponents. The 25 year-old is on the verge of a first world title shot and plans a big rematch with Chisora in the summer once the two share the bill at the Copper Box on February 15.
Chisora v Rudenko tickets have been in even higher demand since Fury added his presence to the London bill and the former Irish title holder believes the pair will have no worries setting up a second fight with a victory each next month.
“I see Chisora having no problem taking care of Rudenko and stopping him,” Fury told World Boxing News.
“I want him to look good because I plan on winning big in my fight and then we can both get it on again and give the fans a big summer fight on the way to a world title.
“I am just waiting to find out my opponent for the warm-up, then me and Dereck can fight for a shot at Klitschko. Right now I just need rounds as I have been out 12 months,” he added.
Chisora, 30, puts his recent good form up against the undefeated Ukrainian in a bid to claim a fifth straight win since losing to David Haye and knows Fury is lying in wait for a mammoth British return later in the year.
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