Show goes on for Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury will fight an as yet unnamed opponent in Manchester this weekend after Dereck Chisora pulled out of their showdown on Monday due to a fractured left hand.
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Fury was once again left with the prospect of kicking his heels when Chisora pulled out of their rematch, which was a final eliminator for the WBO heavyweight title, at the Phones 4u Arena on Saturday after suffering his injury during a sparring session.
While the fighter's promoters are hopeful of organising a later date for the much-hyped bout, Fury has announced his intention to compete this weekend in what will likely serve as a tune-up.
"It's very frustrating for me that another of my major fights has been cancelled with my opponent pulling out injured," said Fury, who also saw David Haye twice pull out of a fight with him last year due to separate injuries.
"I have been training for months to get ready for this fight and am in the best condition of my life so for this to happen again - for the third time in such a short space of time - is a big blow.
"Nevertheless, I will be fighting this weekend and my team will find an adequate replacement.
"Believe me, whoever I face on Saturday they will be in big, big trouble and I will take out my frustrations on them."