Dereck Chisora says he will knock Tyson Fury out in the first round when the two meet in July

Dereck Chisora says he will avenge defeat by Tyson Fury three years ago by knocking out the Manchester fighter in the first round. Picture: Action Images

Dereck Chisora says he will avenge defeat by Tyson Fury three years ago by knocking out the Manchester fighter in the first round. Picture: Action Images

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Finchley boxer Dereck Chisora says he will knock out Tyson Fury in the first round when the two meet in July.

The two go toe-to-toe on July 26 at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester in a crucial WBO World Heavyweight Title Eliminator with Chisora's European title and the vacant British title up for grabs.

Chisora was beaten by Fury in July 2011 - his first professional loss in his 15th bout - but says he will knock the Wythenshawe-born 25-year-old out in round one this time.

"He said he’s going to knock me out in round five but he’s going to get knocked out in the first round.," he told talkSPORT earlier this month.

Reflecting on his loss to the undefeated Fury three years ago, Chisora says it will be a different him that enters the ring in three months' time.

"That was three years ago and I've reborn as a fighter since then," Chisora told the media at an Islington restaurant.

"Trust me, when you see what I do to Fury this time, you'll have to look at the first fight again to see if it's the same Dereck Chisora,"

"He added: They say revenge is best served cold, it's been three years but it will be a cold and calculated performance from me on the night."

The winner will go on to challenge IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

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