British heavyweight champion Derek Chisora is on a mission to clean up the domestic heavyweight scene starting with Sam Sexton, then Audley Harrison and big rival in waiting English champion Tyson Fury.
Chisora will go head to head with Sam Sexton in a rematch at Birmingham’s LG Arena on September 18th. Chisora won there first meeting with a 6th round stoppage in June 2008 and promises to get rid of Sexton so he can get the two fights he really wants against European champion Audley Harrison and Manchester’s fighting gypsy Tyson Fury.
2000 Olympic gold medallist Harrison, who has been recovering after having surgery on his shoulder following his dramatic last round win over Michael Sprott in April, when he boxed most of the fight with one arm having dislocated it, to go on and produce a 12th round knockout over Sprott having been behind on the judges cards.
The A’ Force had hoped the win would catapult him into a world title challenge with fellow Brit and WBA heavyweight champion David Haye. But Chisora, who has won all of his 13 professional fights, believes that before Harrison gets any ideas of world titles, he has him to answer to first.
“Of all the fights out there for me after I beat Sexton, the one I really want is Harrison.” said Chisora.
How on earth he won the European title, I really don’t know! He got lucky in that fight against Michael Sprott.
“When I beat Sexton I’ll be quite happy to knock Harrison out and send him into retirement once and for all!”
Chisora was also critical of unbeaten English champion Tyson Fury, who has been saying how he can’t wait to knock Chisora out, and the war of words between the two is brewing.
Fury 22, standing at 6ft, 9″ is next in line to fight the winner of Chisora and Sexton having won the final eliminator against John McDermott for a shot at the Lonsdale belt, but Chisora says that once he has got Sexton out of the way, he will be willing to take on and stop Fury also.
“I will stop Sexton and I’ll do the same to Tyson Fury. He’s got a big mouth but an even bigger belly.
“I saw his title fight against John McDermott and I couldn’t believe what bad shape the pair of them were in.”
The Chisora-Sexton fight is part of Frank Warren’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ promotion at Birmingham’s LG Arena on September 18th.
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