As he gets ready for the third and final bout in the trilogy in December at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tyson Fury has said that Derek Chisora is on the same level as Oleksandr Usyk in his estimation.
On December 3, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will defend his championship against Dereck Chisora, who has a record of 33-12 with 23 knockouts. The fight will take place in north London.
Frank Warren Has Pledged to Do So
His promoter, Frank Warren, has given us his word that he will continue to put in a lot of work in the gym to be ready for a bout with Usyk in 2019.
The 34-year-old heavyweight’s negotiations to meet compatriot Anthony Joshua for the December bout date fell after the two men agreed to a 40%-60% split in favor of Fury, who was already in discussions to face Chisora.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported the information. At a press conference on Thursday, Tyson Fury, who is ranked No. 1 in the heavyweight division on ESPN and No. 6 in the pound-for-pound rankings for boxers.
“I regard Derek Chisora as highly as I respect Usyk, and I will train as hard for Derek as I would for anybody in the world.” If I didn’t, people would think I was an idiot.”
Fury said that he had earned £10,000 ($11,300) from promoter Warren in a bet that Joshua would not fight with him, and he carried the money with him to the press conference in a bag.
Fury also claimed that he had won the wager in a bet that Joshua would not make a fight with him. After delivering a sensational uppercut knockout of Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in March, Fury declared his retirement from the sport of boxing.
Following His Triumph Against Joshua
After his victory against Joshua, Usyk said that he will not be competing again this season, but he has not changed his mind about aiming for the unification championship in his next bout, which will take place at some point in the future.
Later on, Thursday, Fury said in an interview with ESPN that he would not be fighting Usyk and that he is solely focused on his bout with Chisora. Chisora has been beaten twice by Tyson Fury in their careers, the first time being in 2011 through unanimous decision.
And the second time was in 2014 via stoppage in the 10th round. Because of this, some people are wondering if there would be interest in a rematch.
When it comes to advertising Derek Chisora to the general public, Fury has said that “I am not gotta sell nothing to nobody,” and this is quite true.
The powerful blow that he aims at me is going to put me out cold. Just one good punch from my fist would be all it would take to put him out cold. Fury is not likely to have a tough time defeating Chisora.
The 38-year-old finally put his career back on track with a victory over Kubrat Pulev in July, after suffering losses at the hands of Usyk in 2020 and twice at the hands of Joseph Parker. The victory came by a split decision.
Chisora assured the audience that “This is going to be a terrific battle.” My ability to address the topic in further detail is restricted by a contractual gag clause. I am grateful to Tyson for allowing me to fight him.
Do you have any ill will against me? Although that is not the case, I would still want to usurp his property. I am well aware that I cannot outbox him, but it does not stop me from wanting to take what should properly be his.
It is not only in your head but also in your body: you want to get there and get it. I had this intense want to take it out of his ice-cold, lifeless hands. Chisora was the final possible alternative for the WBC champion, according to Warren.
He went down a list of 10 competitors, placing Fury at the top and Chisora at the bottom, and explained why a fight between any of the eight fighters on the list could not take place on December 3. Chisora was placed ninth on the list.
He also said that Usyk will not fight until the following year, that Joshua was a “waste of time” for the last month, and that bad scheduling was the reason others were not a possibility.