Fury’s big fight date

MORECAMBE-BASED heavyweight star Tyson Fury will lock horns with Irishman Martin Rogan in Belfast in April.

The undefeated giant vacated his British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles, which he won by beating Dereck Chisora in July 2011, earlier this month when a potential clash with Liverpool’s Olympic Bronze medalist David Price fell through.

A proposed contest between Fury and Rogan didn’t materialise last year, but both camps have confirmed the fight will finally take place at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on April 14.

Forty-year-old Rogan will have home advantage against Fury, who also has Irish heritage.

Fury last fought in his final Commonwealth title defence in November when he got up off the canvas to stop Canada’s Neven Pajkic in the third round in Manchester.

Rogan is a former Commonwealth champion himself, but lost the title to Sam Sexton in May 2009.