Chisora eyes Fury if Price clash falls through

Dereck Chisora celebrates beating Edmund Gerber in September.
Dereck Chisora celebrates beating Edmund Gerber in September.

Dereck Chisora wants to face Tyson Fury if the Finchley fighter’s proposed clash with David Price falls through.

Liverpool Olympian Price has been ordered to defend his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against former world title challenger Chisora at the Copper Box Arena in London on February 8 - the date when Morecambe’s undefeated giant Fury had been due to face David Haye in their British heavyweight superfight.

If Price elects not to take up his mandatory defence and vacate his titles Chisora wants a rematch with Fury, who he lost to on points back in July 2011.

It would seem unlikely however with Fury’s uncle and trainer Peter Fury saying his man is set to be out of the ring until the end of March as he recovers from the disappointment of seeing the biggest fight of his life first postponed and then cancelled for good.

Chisora said: “I started they year without a boxing license and through hard work and determination I’ve ended the year as the European, WBO Intercontinental and WBA International champion and now I’m in pole position for a world title shot next year,

“I’ve got myself into fantastic condition and I’m doing the business in the ring, now it’s all steam ahead for the world title.

“I don’t care who’s in the opposite corner on February 8, it can be David Price or Tyson Fury, I want that world title and if either of them are in my way they are getting knocked out.”

Chisora finished off Czech Ondrej Pala inside three rounds at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday night to make is four stoppage victories out of four in 2013.

Fury will have been out of the ring for nearly a year when he fights again after stopping Steve Cunningham in New York back in April.