Dereck Chisora to fight Tyson Fury in July

Dereck Chisora
Chisora has won nine of his fights by knockout

Dereck Chisora will defend his British heavyweight crown against Tyson Fury at Wembley Arena on 23 July.

Chisora, twice denied the chance to meet world champion Wladimir Klitschko, has not fought since August, when he beat Sam Sexton to retain his title.

Unbeaten Fury, 23, said: "Chisora's talked the talk and now he needs to walk the walk. I'm good to go.

"Let's see if he is man enough to get in the ring with a dangerous, young, live opponent for the first time."

Chisora, 27, who has won all 14 of his fights, was lined up to face Klitschko on 11 December last year but the Ukrainian pulled out with a torn abdominal muscle.

The fight was rescheduled for 30 April but was again cancelled so Klitschko could face David Haye on 2 July.

Chisora was crowned British heavyweight champion in May last year when he twice floored Danny Williams in the second round at Upton Park.

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