BBBofC approve Tyson Fury v Dereck Chisora British title bout for July

According to the latest circular from the British Boxing Board of Control, Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora’s eagerly-anticipated rematch has been approved for the vacant British heavyweight title.

The document states that Frank Warren has asked for permission to stage the bout sometime in July, with the Lord Lonsdale Challenge Belt surprisingly set to be up for grabs for the winner.

With Chisora still in possession of the European title, the return with Fury could well be a double title bout and also have approval from one of the major organisations to be a world title eliminator into the bargain.

More details of the contest are to be formally announced soon, with both Chisora and undefeated Fury touted to be facing separate opposition before their lucrative summer clash.

Chisora, 30, has been linked to a mandatory defence of his EBU title against Kubrat Pulev, although with purse bids pushed back and the Bulgarian a former title holder, that fight looks to be on hold for the time being.

For 25 year-old Fury, the July date gives the former Irish champion more time to work on his fitness, after ‘2 Fast’ came in at his heaviest yet when defeating Joey Abell in February on the back of ten months out.

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