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Talking a bad game: Tyson Fury could have his licence suspended by the Boxing board

Boxing: Tyson Fury pulls out of tonight's rearranged fight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle is taken severely ill

Fury was supposed to fight Dereck Chisora before a fractured hand saw Chisora ruled out with Ustinov stepping up in his absence

Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury go head-to-head as they make a £10,000 side-bet during a press conference to announce the upcoming fight

Tyson Fury faces wait over Dereck Chisora date as BBBoC hearing date looms

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Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw the European heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury in Manchester after fracturing his hand during a sparring session

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Tyson Fury faces Derek Chisora on Saturday night

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A meeting with Wladimir Klitschko might enlighten him

Comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli explores Scottish sport, but humour is thin on the ground

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