Hennessy Sports have won the purse bids to stage the British heavyweight title fight between champion Dereck Chisora and English belt holder Tyson Fury, which is likely to take place this summer.
Chisora 27, fresh off the disappointment of his world title challenge to Wladimir Klitschko falling through, has been ordered to defend his Lonsdale belt against the No1 challenger Fury by the BBBofC.
Del Boy (left) will make the second defence of the belt he won against Danny Williams last year against the unbeaten Manchester challenger this summer with a date to be finalised for the showdown in the next two weeks by Mick Hennessy.
At the British Boxing Board of Controls offices in Cardiff on Wednesday Hennessy outbid Frank Warren to stage the highly anticipated fight between the two unbeaten British heavyweights that promises to be a great match-up.
Promoter Mick Hennessy said “I’m delighted to announce that Hennessy Sports have won the rights to stage this well talked about mega fight and as per BBBofC rules we will be announcing the date and venue for this contest within the next 14 days.”
Tyson said “Del boy has got no excuses now, my promoter has just handed him by far the biggest purse of his career and if he pulls out of this fight now in my opinion he will prove himself to be a right plonker.”
“The last time a heavyweight (Williams vs. Harrison) grudge match was fought for the British title it attracted over 8 million viewers on ITV1, only this is a much better fight than that one, between two undefeated hungry young heavyweights”. Fury told www.hennessysports.com
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