Fury - no excuses for Del Boy
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Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora are set to go head to head in a British heavyweight title fight and Fury has begun the war of words.
Chisora is the defending champion and heads into the fight after twice being denied his chance to take a shot at a world title, after Wladimir Klitschko pulled out due to injury on two separate occasions.
Both Chisora and Fury, 22, have unbeaten records, with both winning their respective 14 fights to date, and Fury, who is five years Chisora's junior, is confident he can secure the victory and optimistic the showdown will attract a big audience.
"Del Boy (Chisora) has got no excuses now," said Tyson. "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 grudge match (Danny Williams v Audley Harrison) was fought for the British title it attracted over eight million viewers. But this is a much better fight than that one, between two undefeated, hungry young heavyweights."
Hennessy Sports have won the purse bids for the contest between Chisora and Fury but a date is yet to be confirmed.