Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will remain in the main event of Saturday's fight card at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester, England, and will face last-minute substitute Alexander Ustinov, promoter Frank Warren announced Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Ustinov, the man against whom Chisora broke his hand during the sparring session, agreed to terms to take his place in what will be a meeting of giants. The 250-plus pound Fury is 6-foot-9; the 300-pound Ustinov is 6-7
Fury said he will take out his frustrations on Ustinov for the fight with Chisora being postponed.
"The first thing is I'm happy to still be fighting this Saturday and that the fans will get what they paid for and see a good fight," Fury said. "We've had a hard training camp and I'm in the [best] shape of my life, expecting to knock out Chisora. But now I'm going to have take it out on Ustinov and make sure he takes the full force of my anger.
"Chisora will now see what he was going to get on the night -- knocked out. Strangely, I'm going to break the man who broke Chisora's hand. Full credit for Ustinov for taking the fight. He's a big lad. More importantly he's a credible world-ranked opponent and he must fancy his chances. We're two gladiators, but he's going to feel what it is like against a world-class heavyweight like me."
Fair play to Fury for taking this guy on with just 4 days notice! Considering he is tall, near enough 300lbs and nothing like Chisora. Think Fury will win due to his speed advantage and better boxing skills but at the same time this guy will likely have KO power that Chisora does not.