Tyson Fury-Derek Chisora III Approaches
It may be the fight that nobody wanted, but Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora III is going ahead. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London is the venue and December 3rd is the date for this best of British showdown.
It’s on, so we may as well take a look at the two men in contention and ask whether the trilogy will follow a different pattern to the first two fights.
The Neutral Standpoint
Can Derek Chisora upset his rival and former friend? If the sportsbooks are to be believed, the short answer to that question is a simple ‘no’. Tyson Fury goes into this festive battle as the red hot favorite while his opponent is very much the underdog.
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The betting markets have had their say on Fury v Chisora III, but do the stats back up the neutral verdict?
Tale of the Tape
Tyson Fury will return to the ring in December with a record of 32 wins from 33 fights. The only blemish on a perfect return came via that thrilling draw with Deontay Wilder in December 2018.
Over in the Derek Chisora camp, things are far less positive. The man known simply as ‘War’ has fought 45 times in his professional career. There have been 33 wins, but the record of 12 defeats will alarm his supporters. It should also be remembered that two of those losses came at the hands of Tyson Fury.
Age is also on the side of the Gypsy King. He’s just 34 while his opponent is approaching his 40th birthday. All the signs point to a comfortable win for Tyson Fury and a victory for Derek Chisora would be a serious upset.
When Tyson Fury announced his decision to retire from the ring, there were very few people in boxing who actually believed him. If the Gypsy King had let himself go, put on the pounds and abandoned any kind of fitness regime, then Derek Chisora might have stood a chance.
It’s therefore worth asking why this fight is even happening. Those that have hoped for a Fury U–Turn on his retirement must have envisaged a much tougher bout with Anthony Joshua and, potentially, Oleksandr Usyk in the frame.
There is obviously a serious grudge between these two and that’s the main reason why the Gypsy King is back in the ring. The verdict is that Tyson Fury will breeze through this encounter, but there is a bigger question as to what happens next.
Is this the end?
Will Tyson Fury immediately retire after teaching Derek Chisora a lesson? The fight that British fans really want to see is between Fury and Anthony Joshua and that could be drawing much closer.
AJ’s career is on the slide following two defeats to Usyk and it might be the right time to finally cash in on a Fury fight. If, however, Tyson Fury wants to remain relevant in the heavyweight division, he should be targeting Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury will have other options and has previously teased at a return to WWE and a rematch with Braun Strowman. Having achieved so much in the sport, Tyson Fury has earned the right to determine his own destiny, but he will need to consider better fights if he wants to be taken seriously as a boxer moving forward.