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Chiosa vs. Fury Cancelled

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Derek Chisora is out of his fight with Tyson Fury after breaking a hand. Goddamit. I was looking forward to that. I'm so tired of fights getting pulled. It seems to be all the time these days.
 

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Oh F*ck off. Is that for definite? That'll be the third time a Fury opponent has pulled out at the last minute in the last 10 months. I'm super pissed off about this.
 

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Yeah I was really looking forward to it, Fury is cursed.
 

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I've Just seen the press release. I know a lot of people don't like him but you have to feel sorry for Fury. He's had a horrid 18 months.
 

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Oh F*ck off. Is that for definite? That'll be the third time a Fury opponent has pulled out at the last minute in the last 10 months. I'm super pissed off about this.
Yep 100%. I'm mad too. People seem to just some how wriggle out of fighting Fury so we can't get a good idea of how good he really is. Its annoying because at this stage I still feel like he could either be incredible or actually not very good at all when the time comes to fight at World Title level. A fight against someone like Chisora would have been a nice barometer, but who knows who he'll get now.
 

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Yep 100%. I'm mad too. People seem to just some how wriggle out of fighting Fury so we can't get a good idea of how good he really is. Its annoying because at this stage I still feel like he could either be incredible or actually not very good at all when the time comes to fight at World Title level. A fight against someone like Chisora would have been a nice barometer, but who knows who he'll get now.
The strange thing is that David Haye pulling out twice might have been good for him (excluding the financial loss and emotional impact) because Haye was a really dangerous fight for him and I'd have to back Haye to win that (especially pre-injury). That's no knock on Fury, I really rate him and would pick him against every heavyweight bar about 3 or 4. Fury could claim that Haye was ducking him too. This isn't the same though, this would have been a real litmus test, like you say. Chisora's better, fitter and more experienced than he was when they first fought. I was backing Fury but it's a proper good fight. Like you, I really want to see a fully motivated Fury in a big fight now!

The press release says they're going to reschedule the fight, I had a little thought that Wilder might be able to step-in - he hasn't fought for a while and there seems to be some sort of hold-up with Stiverne and they're always calling each other out but the press release puts paid to that. Whatever they do they should keep him away from twitter and the fridge! Otherwise he will be 25 stone and in prison by dusk.


EDIT: Here's the press release:

SHOW GOES ON WITH SAUNDERS HEADLINING IN EUROPEAN
TITLE CHALLENGE
NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR CHISORA V FURY

Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw from his showdown against Tyson Fury this Saturday (26th July) at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester after suffering a fractured left hand in his last sparring session leading up to the fight.

Chisora's fight against Fury, which was a European heavyweight title defence with the Vacant British title on the line plus an eliminator for the WBO World title, will now be rescheduled and a new date will be announced shortly.

The title packed show will still go ahead with Billy Joe Saunders now in the main event challenging for the Vacant European Middleweight title against Emanuele Blandamura, plus Liam Smith defending his British Light-Middleweight title against Jason Welborn; Terry Flanagan and Martin Gethin contesting for the Vacant British Lightweight Championship, and Jack Catterall and Nathan Brough fighting it out for the Vacant Central Area Light-Welterweight Championship and a quality packed undercard featuring some of the best domestic talent.

Chisora said, "I can't tell you how disappointed I am to have to pull out of the fight against Fury, but it is on the advice of my specialist that I have to do this. I'm sorry for the fans who will get to miss this great fight between me and Tyson this Saturday, but once my hand is healed and I'm given the all-clear to train and punch again, I'll be working on the new date for the fight. I was in fantastic shape and had a great training camp, probably the best so far in my career, and was looking forward to getting revenge on Fury, but that will have wait. I'm sorry to have to pull out on Fury, as I know that he had been training hard and it was going to be a great fight between two top athletes and I hope we can get it on again soon."

Promoter Frank Warren said, "Everybody involved in the fight worked hard to get it on and for this to happen on the final week is a big disappointment to everyone. There's no way that Dereck could fight with his hand fractured and there's no way I would let him get into the ring and fight with an injury like that. Obviously you've got to feel for Tyson who, through no fault of his own, has been hit hard by this postponement after all the training he has put in. It's a big heavyweight fight with a lot at stake for both fighters and we're working hard to get a new date confirmed. It's an old cliche, but the show goes on, and despite Chisora v Fury off the show, a cracking undercard packed with title fights will still go ahead. Billy Joe Saunders has a fantastic opportunity to step up and claim the European Middleweight title in a tough fight against Blandamura, Liam Smith is set for an explosive British title defence against Jason Welborn, exciting lightweight Terry Flanagan goes for his first title against Martin Gethin with the prized Lonsdale belt on the line, while light-welterweights Jack Catterall and Nathan Brough clash for the Vacant Central Area title, Ronnie Heffron and Liam Williams meet in an Eliminator for the British Light-Middleweight title, plus the undercard features Chris Eubank Jnr, Tom Stalker and many more."

Once we have had the opportunity to liase with all ticket outlets and agents, further information regarding tickets will be released tomorrow (July 22).
http://www.frankwarren.com/news/press-releases/2014/07/21/chisora-out-of-fury-fight-after-fracturing-hand.html
 
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Whatever they do they should keep him away from twitter and the fridge! Otherwise he will be 25 stone and in prison by dusk.
Too late! He's already been on twitter:

Tyson Luke Fury @Tyson_Fury · 53m
@dellboychisora is no better than @mrdavidhaye a pure shitbag! They ent no injury. Dropped his balls. Pussy pussy pussy.
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Tyson Luke Fury @Tyson_Fury · 59m
If any1 feels like a fight I'm in Bolton town centre& I feel like a rumble. See what the BBOC make of this.
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Tyson Luke Fury @Tyson_Fury · 1h
Ok I pressed the wrong person@LucyBronze.
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Tyson Luke Fury @Tyson_Fury · 1h
@BronzeBomber I want u pussy will he fight or fake?
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Tyson Luke Fury @Tyson_Fury · 3h
@dellboychisora don't even think of pulling out of this fight bitch! Don't do a @mrdavidhaye & be a shithouse ****, you'll b a laughing stok
That "pressing the wrong button" was when he tried to call out Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder with the message:

Told you all what would happen (He predicted that Chisora would feign an injury and pull out). Find a real man to fight the furious1 (Tyson). Pussys pussys pussys. I want U Punk?
But instead of sending it to @BronzeBomber (Deontay) he sent to @LucyBronze (a Liverpool Ladies footballer). She responded "Sorry to let everyone down, but I'm unavailable for a fight". Which is a shame. She'd actually be about the 6th best opponent on Wilder's resume!

Tony Thompson tweeted :

@Tyson_Fury I'LL FIGHT YOU THIS SATURDAY, FOOL! @peterfury @frankwarren_tv @boraoent @boxingscene @eastsideboxing @WorldBoxingOrg @WBCBoxing
Oh, I love that man.
 

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He is amazing. I feel for Bolton's City Centre this evening.
 

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I completely forgot this was on until about 6 hours before the fight. I kept meaning to get tickets. I'm glad I didn't now. I followed absolutely none of the build-up after the first fight got cancelled but Fury still unbeaten. Another step forward for him. Mandatory challenger for the world title. You have to hand it to him. I'd love to see him in a real test now.
 

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This completely past me by. It's a sad day when the most hyped boxing match of the year was Mickey Rourke's pantomime.
 

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Yeah it was really strange. When the fight was scheduled for the first time there was a little bit of interest but it didn't really catch the imagination. But after the double cancellation there was nothing. I don't think it permeated that boxing bubble at all. I'll have to go back and read some of the news and views of the build-up though. It was so one-sided that I wonder if there was anything interesting to pick up about Chisora and his preparation? Fury was very efficient though.
 

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It's not on Sky so the build up is shocking, to be fair Sky can really build up a fight and Ringside is a fantastic show to build up a fight even more.

Also no Eddie Hearn = no buys!!
 

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It's not on Sky so the build up is shocking, to be fair Sky can really build up a fight and Ringside is a fantastic show to build up a fight even more.
Yeah, good point. Sky Box Office makes a huge difference.
 

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Not even Box Office, the Amir Khan fight is on Sky Sports in December and that build up will be huge no doubt.
 
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