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Fury: Chisora can keep titles if I win

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Tyson Fury has said he will give Dereck Chisora the British and European heavyweight belts as gifts should he defeat 'Del Boy' for a second time on July 26.

The winner of their Manchester world title eliminator will challenge Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, WBO and WBA titles.

Fury, who beat Chisora on points in 2011, has exchanged several verbal barbs with his fellow Brit and even flipped a table during an expletive-ridden press conference in March.

European champion Chisora said he would put Fury in the "naughty corner" but his unbeaten opponent revealed he would give the belts back should he leave his native Manchester victorious.

"After I beat Chisora, I'm going to give him them titles back as a present because really and truthfully I'm above that level," Fury told BBC Radio 5 live. "Having a belt to prove [I'm Britain's best fighter] doesn't mean anything.

"I'm looking forward to fighting Chisora, getting him out of the way and then fighting Klitschko for all the belts, but I don't think Wladimir is going to take the fight.

"I think he's going to retire or vacate the title. I'm the mandatory challenger for the title after I beat Chisora. I have been informed that I'm in the line to face new WBC champion Bermane Stiverne for a voluntary defence.

"If that comes along in the meantime, I would be taking that fight."

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