Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will go head-to-head in a re-arranged re-match on Saturday, November 22

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Finchley's Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will finally go toe-to-toe in November after last month's fight was postponed after Chisora fractured his hand.

The pair had been scheduled to fight for the EBU heavyweight and British heavyweight titles, as well as the right to face world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

However the fight was postponed after Chisora (20-4-0) fractured his hand in the week leading up to the eagerly-anticipated fight.

Alexander Ustinov was brought in at short notice to face Fury (22-0-0) but the night before the fight, Fury's uncle and first professional trainer, Hughie, was taken critically ill in hospital and the bout was postponed.

Fury and Chisora will now go head-to-head at the ExCel Arena in London on Saturday, November 22 instead.

Chisora said: "The important thing is we have a new date for the fight, it’s on, and Fury and I will finally give the fans what they want to see, a fight.

"What happened with my hand has happened and the timing of the injury was terrible, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time and of course Fury had personal issues going on with him. I just want to fight Fury, get revenge, beat him good and proper, and move on to fight Klitschko for the world title.”

Unbeaten Fury said: “Chisora is now going to get a beating twice as bad than the one that he was going to get for pulling out. 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.

"He’s messed me around and now I’m going to make him pay. I’m happy for the fans who will get to see me crush Chisora for second and final time and send him into retirement.”

Zimbabwe-born Chisora was beaten on points by Fury in 2011 and the two had been trading verbal blows in the build-up to last month's postponed fight as the ill-feeling grew.

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