London Heavyweight Dereck Chisora will now face world ranked American heavyweight Kevin Johnson at London’s Copper Box Arena on February 15, after original opponent Andriy Rudenko pulled out due to injury.
Chisora will headline the show and the re arranged fight with Johnson is a better matchup. He is a bigger name and more well known to the British fans than Rudenko was and sets up the potential Tyson Fury fight very nicely. Chisora features on the BoxNation televised show alongside Fury who takes on Argentinian Gonzalo Omar Basile on the same bill, after signing a deal with Frank Warren.
Fury defeated Chisora’s opponent Johnson over a year ago and if Chisora can match Fury and overcome the wiley veteran and former world title challenger, and Fury disposses of Basile, then pair are expected to meet in what is likely to be an eliminator for one of the heavyweight titles. Warren has stated he would like to stage Fury vs Chisora 2 at West Ham’s Upton Park Football Stadium this summer.
Fury, has already beaten Chisora when the pair first clashed in July 2011. Fury claimed the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles with a points victory over the Londoner at Wembley Stadium. But Chisora admits to being out of shape for that one, but Fury himself wasn’t the fighter he is today, so it does have legs. For Fury it would be a backwards step, going over old ground, but he has been out of the ring for over a year after David Haye twice pulled out of fights with him and the Chisora rematch would bring a good purse and if it carry’s the world title eliminator tag, then it is worth visiting old ground and would be an interesting match up.
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