Tyson Fury is confident he’ll prove he’s the best in Britain and seal a world heavyweight title shot in his summer showdown with Dereck Chisora.
The pair’s rematch has been set for July 26 at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester and is a final eliminator for a shot at Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO heavyweight championship.
Morecambe’s unbeaten giant, who was a points victor over Chisora in their first meeting back in July 2011 to lift the British and Commonwealth titles, will also get a chance to regain the vacant Lord Lonsdale belt that is set to be on the line after being vacated by David Price in December.
The 25-year-old said: “It’s set to be a great night..the night I earn my dream world title shot.
“It means I have to go over old ground and batter Chisora again, but if that’s what has to be done, I’ll do it and in much better style this time.
“That fight was nearly three years ago, I’ve moved into world class since then and remained unbeaten.
“I’ll give it to him, Tubby has shifted that spare tyre around his waist and got himself into shape, but he can’t build muscle on his chin and when I land on it he’ll be knocked clean out.
“Get one thing clear, I’m getting the world title fight against Klitschko, I’m the best in Britain and you’ll see why on July 26.”
Despite defeat to Fury first time around Chisora went on to losing efforts against both Vitali Klitschko and David Haye.
The Finchley puncher is therefore confident it will be a different result second time around.
Chisora said: “Yes, Fury beat me last time, but that was at the worst time of my career.
“You’re seeing the best of me now and there’s no way Fury can deal with that.
“He hasn’t moved on in his career since he beat me, I’ve been fighting at a higher level while he’s been fighting nobodies.
“This time I’ll dump him in a heap in the ring. He’s still got it in the back of his mind that he’s beaten me. He won a battle, I’m going to win the war.”
The fight will be live on BoxNation and is a Frank Warren promotion in association with Queensberry Promotions and Hennessy Sports.
Warren said: “This is the big one for both men, it’s the fight for the right to face Klitschko for the world title and one of the best to be made on the world scene.
“Things have changed since the fight almost three years ago and with the world title as the golden carrot I believe we are going to see something really special between them.”