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Fury v Chisora II: WBO final eliminator set for July 26 in Manchester

Phil Jay 17/03/2014

Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will clash once again in Manchester on July 26 in a final eliminator for a crack at the formidable Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO crown.

Promoter Frank Warren formally announced the fight on Monday as the two prepare to headline the Phones 4U Arena live on BoxNation for the chance to challenge for the biggest prize of all.

The first time Fury and Chisora locked horns in 2011, both were still finding their feet in the top division, with the former coming out on top in what was a messy affair over twelve rounds.

Fury, 25, took the British and Commonwealth titles from Chisora on that occasion and talks are now continuing with the British Boxing Board of Control about putting the vacant Lonsdale Belt up for grabs once again in the summer.

The pair are far more seasoned than they were three years ago, which should make for a more lively affair as a huge Klitschko contest hangs in the balance for the victor.

Although Fury may well start the favourite to repeat his win, Chisora has arguably fought the better opposition in the past couple of years and opinion could well be divided as fans gear up for another big heavyweight battle.

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