Tyson Fury escapes misconduct ban after Dereck Chisora rant

Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury
Relations between Chisora and Fury have been strained for a number of years

Tyson Fury has been given the go-ahead for his grudge match with Dereck Chisora in November after escaping a British Boxing Board of Control ban.

The board decided to fine Fury £15,000 after he was given a misconduct charge following a foul-mouthed tirade at a news conference in June.

The British heavyweight pair will come face to face again at a news conference on Monday.

European champion Chisora lost on points to Fury when they met in 2011.

The pair were due to fight in Manchester in July but the bout was called off after Chisora fractured his hand in training.

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The meeting on 29 November at London's ExCel is likely to be an eliminator for the WBO heavyweight title as well as the European and British crowns, with the winner in line to face world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Fury was scheduled to fight Alexander Ustinov in Manchester last month following Chisora's withdrawal, only to pull out because of a family illness.

"All Chisora is to me is an obstacle and I've got to smash through him to get where I want to be and that's fighting for the world title," said Fury, who also saw David Haye twice pull out of a fight with him last year.

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