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Tyson Fury pulls out of fight with Alexander Ustinov

Tyson Fury has withdrawn from his heavyweight fight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle was taken into hospital.

Tyson Fury Credit: Press Association

In a statement released this morning Frank Warren promotions said:

Fury had already coped with a last minute change when original opponent Dereck Chisora pulled out with a fractured hand earlier in the week and promoter Frank Warren secured world ranked Belarusian Ustinov to step in.

Tyson’s uncle and trainer Peter took the decision to pull him out of the fight rather than risk his health by sending him into the ring with his mind not focused.

– Frank Warren Promotions
Tyson Fury (left) and Alexander Ustinov during the Weigh In at Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester. Credit: Press Association

The Manchester heavyweight has had to rearrange his plans after Derrick Chisora pulled out of the original bout at the Phones 4U arena in Manchester with a broken hand.

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Fury unfazed by misconduct charge

Fury held a media session in Bolton today. Credit: PA

Tyson Fury insists he is "not interested" in the misconduct charge he is facing from the British Boxing Board of Control and he does not regret the behaviour that prompted it.

The 25-year-old has been summoned to appear before the BBBofC on August 13 as a result of his antics a week ago at a press conference to promote his forthcoming rematch against fellow British heavyweight Dereck Chisora.

Fury launched a string of expletives at both his opponent and one of the journalists in attendance at the media event in London.

On Thursday the BBBofC released a statement saying that after considering what happened, it had decided to call the Manchester fighter to a meeting "under Regulation 25 (misconduct)", adding that "failure to attend this hearing will result in Mr. Fury's boxer's licence being suspended."

Fury being put through his paces in Bolton today.
Tyson Fury during a media work out in Bolton.

"I'm not interested.

"They can charge me with whatever they want, it doesn't mean anything to me.

"What do we suppose they are going to be doing - fining me or suspending me? I'm not interested.

"I pay the board their wages. Keep being mean to me, and I will look elsewhere to pay someone else some wages."

– Tyson Fury

Fury conducted interviews at a media session in Bolton in the final build-up to the contest, which takes place on Saturday at Manchester's Phones 4u Arena.

"I say what I say and I do what I do. I don't regret it - I mean everything I say and that is it," he said.

"I'm not the kind of man to say something and not back it up. I said what I said, I do what I do and I'm proud of it.

"No-one is going to stop me from doing anything I want to do. That is the way I roll.

"I don't do anything criminal, so I'm not going to get taken away in a set of handcuffs.

"This is boxing - showbusiness, entertainment. I do what I do and say what I say to build big fights and if I was 'Mr Quiet', nobody would be interested."

Tyson Fury during a media work out in Bolton.

Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) and 30-year-old Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) also at last week's press conference shook hands on a bet, which the former has confirmed was for #100,000, on the outcome of their clash.

But if Fury wins the fight, it seems he will not be chasing Chisora for the money.

"It happened, and it was £100,000, but I don't think he is going to pay up," Fury said.

"I wouldn't want him to anyway. Getting a beating off me is one thing - taking his money as well is another. So I'm not really interested in the bet to be honest."

The showdown is a final eliminator for the WBO world title, which is currently held by Wladimir Klitschko, also the WBA and IBF champion - although Fury is convinced the 38-year-old Ukrainian does not want to fight him before retiring.

Chisora's European belt and the vacant British title will also be up for grabs on Saturday. The pair met first time around in 2011, with Fury triumphing on points.

Fury being put through his paces in Bolton today.
Fury speaks to the media following today's work out.

Boxer flips furniture and storms out of news conference

Tyson Fury flipped over a table, sending bottles and belts flying, at a news conference with opponent Dereck Chisora.

The boxers squared-up at the Lowry Hotel in Salford, ahead of their July showdown at Manchester's Phones4U Arena.

Fury, from Salford, jumped over the mess he had created before storming out. He left Chisora to face the press alone.

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Tyson squares up to boxing rival

Tyson Fury Credit: PA

Manchester heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is due to face his fierce rival, Dereck Chisora.

The two will square up a press conference to promote their forthcoming fight this summer.

Fury and Chisora go head to head in a crucial rematch at the Phones 4 U Arena on Saturday the 26th July for the vacant British Championship.

Wladimir Klitschko defeats David Haye in 2011 Credit: PA

The contest is billed The Fight For The Right with the winner getting the chance to take on Ukrainian WBO World Champion, Wladimir Klitschko.

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