British pair set to go toe-to-toe again with title shot on the line.
Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora are set for a rematch as it was announced that they will meet on July 26 in Manchester for a WBO heavyweight title eliminator.
Promoter Frank Warren announced the fight on Monday as the two British stars will face off at the Phones 4u Arena live on Box Nation for a chance to take on Wladimir Klitschko.
The pair have previously met with Fury coming out on top on points back in 2011 with both men not particularly impressing in a slugfest.
Nevertheless, Fury took the British and Commonwealth titles from Chisora on that occasion but now the prize is much bigger as the 25-year-old looks to finally get his chance at a title shot after a frustrating last few months in his career.
With two scheduled fights with rival David Haye postponed, Fury was forced to delay his path to a possible match-up with Klitschko, while Chisora has steadily regained his footing in the division after that loss three years ago.
As a result this should be a more impressive affair with both men more experienced, and with the opportunity to face Klitschko on offer, neither will want to miss out on making big steps moving forward.
Chisora will be confident of his ability to defeat his domestic rival having faced arguably a higher calibre of opponent in recent times, but Fury will remain the favourite to advance given the advantages he holds over his opponent.
Nevertheless, the news may come as a blow to American heavyweight star Deontay Wilder who revealed last week that he would like to face the winner of the bout. However, with a shot at Klitschko’s belt the next fight in line, he may have to wait to face either British star.