tyson fury vs chisora 3

Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora III

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On Saturday night in London, Tyson Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight world title against fellow Brit Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Fury, now 34 years old, is looking for his 33rd career victory so that he can meet Oleksandr Usyk, the current undisputed heavyweight champion, in a bout in 2023.

Chisora, 37, is a massive underdog because he has lost to Fury twice before.

Anything may happen in a heavyweight fight. Is Fury too good? Can Chisora pull off one of the biggest upsets ever? The following are the forecasts of many experts and pundits.

Former world champion Carl Frampton: “Fury is clever enough and will probably halt Derek at some point. But Derek is one of those guys who, even after three or four rounds, continues to swing it out while looking completely spent. A courageous warrior with a passion for battle. However, I predict that Tyson will knock him out in the middle rounds.”

Frank Warren, promoter for Tyson Fury: “If Tyson has already beaten Chisora twice, why should I expect him to lose this time? Not at all; I don’t agree with it. However, I don’t think anyone can defeat Tyson.”

A former world champion, Anthony Crolla: “Working late with a fit and determined Chisora is a challenge for anyone. I genuinely think in the first or second rounds he will have success but don’t be shocked if he generates a reaction from Fury. An terrific shootout that ends by round six because Fury hits him too often and too hard. Chisora has the ability to knock down Fury, but it’s one thing to knock him down and another to keep him down.”

Frazier Clarke, a heavyweight from Britain: “The fight will take place late, and Tyson Fury will win, but don’t count out Derek Chisora just yet. Expect the unexpected.”

Superlightweight American fighter Mikaela Mayer: “I have to go with Tyson Fury, I will always back him against anyone.”

SugarHill Steward, Fury’s trainer: “Tyson Fury wins through knockout. I’m solely training him for knockout. For what it’s worth, that’s my forecast. I’m preparing all of my boxers to punch out anybody they face.”

Heavyweight contender Karol Itauma of Britain: “When compared to other heavyweights, Fury stands head and shoulders above the others thanks to his superior stature, boxing IQ, boxing skills, and style. I don’t see any reason why he doesn’t win inside the distance.”

The British cruiserweight Hosea: “In a fight of six or eight rounds, Tyson Fury would win easily. He’s not like any of the other big men out there. Tyson gives Derek a chance, that’s why he’s trained so hard and prepared 100%. With Chisora there, he knew he couldn’t afford to take his eyes off the ball for even a second.”

Superlightweight boxer from Britain According to Isaac Lowe, “I expect Tyson to execute a demolition job on Chisora.”

Fury’s old trainer Ben Davison: “It depends on how Tyson approaches the bout. If he follows the same strategy as in their second round, he will be able to keep Chisora at bay while drawing him in for a barrage of shots and eventually knocking him out. There’s talk of them meeting in the centre of the ring, which means it may be over quickly.”

After pinning Derek Chisora, the referee called an end to the fight. Fury is once again the undisputed champion.

Derek Chisora’s resiliency has never been questioned. Even Chisora’s toughness wasn’t enough to save him from Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, on Saturday night in London. The bout was mercifully stopped after Round 10.

This was the third time Fury and Chisora had fought, but unlike their previous encounters, Fury entered the arena as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, while Chisora’s prime had long since passed. It took very little time for Fury to display his quality, working off his stiff jab and hammering Chisora with uppercuts on the inside from the opening moments of the first round.

Chisora was unable to counter Fury’s powerful blows. When Chisora tried to let his hands go, Fury responded strongly. If Chisora shelled up against the ropes, Fury was equally content to let fly with crisp combinations.

Chisora was struck with a barrage of uppercuts and rights from Fury, but he remained standing the entire fight. Chisora, despite bleeding from the mouth and having swollen eyes, was ready to go for more rounds before the referee finally stepped in at 2:51 of the tenth round after another right hand and uppercut from Fury knocked him down.

Fury stated of his performance, “I felt good. I needed some rounds.” “I hadn’t boxed in eight or nine months out of retirement. I’ve had a lot going on. I felt good in there tonight. I felt like I found the jab and landed good punches. Take nothing away from Derek Chisora, he’s an absolute warrior. It’s been a privilege to fight him three times. He’s an absolute British folk hero. He’s grown on everybody and we all love Derek Chisora.”

Fury congratulated Chisora on his performance and then turned to IBF, WBA, and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk, who was ringside. Fury called for an undisputed title bout next, insulting Usyk as Usyk climbed to the ring apron.

Oleksandr Usyk, where are you?” Fury demanded. I already done one Ukrainian, Klitschko, didn’t I? And I’ll do you as well, gappy-teeth. You ugly little man. Let’s get it on.” “The rabbit. Hey, rabbit. You’re next, you little bitch. You’re next. Me and you.”

Despite Fury’s yelling and taunting, Usyk showed no emotion and at one time appeared to answer a call on his cell phone. The battle with Usyk is the one boxing fans are hoping to witness. It would crown the first four-belt undisputed heavyweight champion in history. Fury has hinted that he would battle Joe Joyce in his next bout.

Joyce was standing next to Usyk on the ring apron, and he wholeheartedly agreed with Fury’s statement that he would fight Joyce before trying to schedule a fourth bout with Deontay Wilder if Usyk, or “rabbit,” decided to back out of the battle.

Fury then implied that two ailments might force him to postpone his next bout. After that, he claimed he hurt his hand punching Chisora. He then stated that he has been having troubles with his right elbow that could require surgery and sideline him for six to eight weeks. That would certainly shift the proposed February/March date for Fury vs. Usyk to later in the spring or early summer. He went on to say that in October he had surgery on his left arm.

Undercard fighter Daniel Dubois returned with a stoppage of Kevin Lerena in the third round, although the bout was not without its share of controversy. Dubois was dropped an astounding three times in the opening frame by Lerena, but Lerena never stepped on the gas pedal again after he seemed to hurt Dubois again in the second. Late in the third round, Dubois knocked Lerena down, but the referee stopped the fight.

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RESULTS

Tyson Fury (c) vs. Derek Chisora, WBC heavyweight title
Daniel Dubois def. Kevin Lerena via third-round TKO
Denys Berinchyk def. Yvan Mendy via unanimous decision (117-112, 116-112, 116-112)
Fury

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