Tyson Fury Heavily Favored In Third Fight Against Derek Chisora
British legend Tyson Fury will put his 32-0-1 (23 KOs) record and WBC heavyweight title on the line when he faces Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3.
Unsurprisingly, Fury is heavily favored to win this fight, so there will be plenty of action in most sportsbooks. So, if you’re also looking to wager on the outcome of the fight, you can bet with bitcoin on this website.
Fury has already beaten Chisora twice. He didn’t have much trouble getting him by unanimous decision in 2011 before a stoppage win three years later. Needless to say, this may not be the fight fans were waiting for, especially amid the rumors of a potential bout with Anthony Joshua.
The Gipsy King, however, claims that he’s never going to fight his compatriot. They had already agreed on a 40-60 split before negotiations fell off for undisclosed reasons. However, as lopsided and underwhelming as this fight may seem at first glance, Fury believes this could be quite exciting.
“You’ve got these so called ‘tough guys’ in the division, we offer them big fights, no smoke, no smoke. You offer it to Derek Chisora, boom, he’s sat here opposite me. The man has balls, and in today’s society, in this boxing game, there’s a big lack of balls,“ Fury said.
Fury lauds Chisora ahead of third fight
When asked about his impending fight in North London, Fury claimed that Chisora is actually as good as a boxer as Oleksandr Usyk. That’s notable, considering Fury is reportedly looking forward to fighting the Ukrainian in 2023 for a unification bout:
“I rate Derek Chisora as highly as I rate Usyk, and I will train as hard for Derek as I would for anyone in the world. I’d have to be an idiot not to,” the 34-year-old said.
“In terms of selling Derek Chisora to the fans: I ain’t gotta sell nothing to nobody,” Fury continued. “If he lands a punch on me, a big swing, I’m getting knocked out. If I land a punch on him, a big swing, he’s getting knocked out.”
Chisora knows he’ll have a tough time
Despite Fury’s praise, Derek Chisora hasn’t represented much of a challenge in the first two fights of this trilogy, and things shouldn’t be much different now that he’s turned 38 already. Notably, even he knows that he’s facing an uphill battle:
“This will be a good fight,” Chisora said in optimism. “I can’t really say much because they put a gag on me in the contract, so I can’t really say anything. I thank Tyson for giving me the opportunity to fight him… Is there bad blood? Not really, but I want to take what’s his and make it mine. I can’t outbox him, but I want to go take what’s his and make it mine. Physically and mentally, I want to come and take it. I don’t want it; I want to physically take it off him,” Chisora concluded.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren also admitted that Chisora was actually his last choice, but he wanted to get another fight under his belt before the end of the year, especially after how poorly and quickly things fell off with Anthony Joshua.
“The fight didn’t happen. The reason I believe is they never wanted it to happen, and they never had any intention of it happening,” Fury stated. “The first week [of negotiations] I believe he was interested in the fight, then he realized the daunting task, and he got talked out of it by his people and himself. If that wasn’t the reason, he would be here now fighting instead of Derek. But he’s not, and that is that.”
What do the oddsmakers say?
Chisora suffered three straight losses, dropping fights to Oleknsadar Usyk in 2020 before getting beaten twice by Joseph Parker. Then, he managed to escape with a split-decision win over Kubrat Pulev a couple of months ago. Needless to say, this will be a major step up in class for him.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to see that the Gipsy King has 1.03 odds to win the fight, whereas Chisora has a whopping 10.00 odds. The question isn’t whether Tyson Fury will get the win as much as how he will get it or how long it will take him to get it done.
Those who’re looking for better value might want to take a risk on the ‘win by decision’ option at 3.65 odds, a much more appealing choice than the ‘win by knockout’ choice at just 1.36 odds. Clearly, oddsmakers expect Fury to wreak havoc right out of the gate and make it 3-0 vs. a fighter he’s dominated with ease two times already.