Unpredictable British Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will clash for the second time in their careers when they square off at the ExCel Arena, London Docklands, UK, on Saturday 29th November with both the British and European titles on the line.
More importantly this fight is a final eliminator for the WBO World heavyweight title which means that the winner of the fight is set to face the undisputed world champion, Vladimir Klitschko.
Tyson Fury is still unbeaten but some would argue his perfect record is masking a multitude of sins and that the six foot nine inch colossus will soon be exposed. Fury has been sent to the canvas on more than one occasion against the supposedly light hitting, pumped up Cruiserweight Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Gardens and the unknown Nevan Pajkic whilst he was also in trouble early against Chisora in their first encounter. However, part of Fury’s attractiveness to the fans is his ability to entertain with his antics and his desire to have a tear up rather than utilise his natural height and reach advantages to maximum effect. His lack of focus throughout the full entirety of his bouts often makes for an entertaining match even if for the wrong reasons from a boxing perspective. Ring rust may also be a concern ahead of this fight for a man that has struggled in the past to maintain his conditioning in between fights; he hasn’t fought since February after a succession of bad luck and unfortunate circumstances resulting in numerous cancellations.
However, to his credit Fury has always bounced back from any knockdowns and will be eager to make up for lost time after such a frustrating period in his career. He has already beaten Chisora back in 2011 so will go into the fight confident of a repeat victory and has all the natural attributes to gain the win. Most importantly he cannot be avoided if he wins and will get that shot at the world title.
Dereck Chisora was desperately out of shape for the first fight and has a lot more experience under his belt now having already challenged the now retired Vitali Klitschko over a full twelve rounds for a world title albeit unsuccessfully. He has arguably performed at his very best against the best fighters such as David Haye and Klitschko but ultimately he lost those fights and was knocked out badly in one so there is a case to say he can’t cut it at the very top level. Since then he has rebuilt himself with a series of TKO wins against lower calibre opposition and he will defend the European title he won against Edmund Gerber in September 2013. The Finchley Heavyweight will be in a lot better condition for this one though under the stewardship of trainer Don Charles who will no doubt have a good game plan for his charge to implement. If he can operate at the same intensity level as he did in the first few rounds against Haye back in 2012 and catch the taller man with big overhand rights he could upset the odds. His style has often caused taller fighters problems before. He was robbed by the judges against six foot six inch Robert Helenius in Helsinki and posed problems for six foot seven inch Vitali Klitschko in Germany.
Both fighters will be laying it on the line but another full distance contest would certainly not surprise anyone and it’s 13/2 for Chisora to win on points with SpreadEx whilst you can get 9/4 with Bet Victor for a Fury decision points win. For either man to beat Klitschko though looks extremely unlikely as he looks leagues above in all departments at the moment.
CHISORA: W20 KO13 L4KO1 D0 KO%54.17
FURY: W22 KO 16 L0 KO0 D0 KO%72.73