McDermott set for rematch with Fury in Brentwood

Yellow Advertiser2nd June, 2010

ESSEX boxer John McDermott will get the chance of a rematch against Tyson Fury in Brentwood later this month.

There was outrage among fight fans when Fury (10-0) was gifted a controversial points win over McDermott last September - but now (25-6) gets his chance of justice.

Frank Maloney will promote their rematch when Manchester's Fury risks his English heavyweight title against McDermott at the Brentwood Centre on Friday, June 25.

Maloney is calling the 12 rounder which doubles as a British title final eliminator 'The Conspiracy Fury' and the bill features some of the most exciting heavyweights in Britain.

McDermott's promoter was so incensed after the first fight he had a ringside heart attack.

He said: "It is only right that I get the opportunity to stage the return after the previous injustice on my show caused John so much hurt.

"John has been begging for this fight ever since that decision went against him and I am delighted that he has got the chance.

"If this fight hadn't come off I seriously believe that he may have walked away from boxing for good."

Ref Terry O'Connor's 98-92 verdict in the bout caused such a storm that the British Boxing Board of Control ruled all future English title fights would be scored by three judges.

Among those on the undercard will be Olympic bronze medallist David Price (6-0), Tom Dallas (10-0), Larry Olubamiwo (8-1) and Dave Ferguson (11-2).

Tickets are sure to sell out fast and are available price 40 and 90 from and 0871 226 1508.