Will Tyson Fury Prove Superior Over Derek Chisora a Third Time?
To say there’s a familiarity between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) and Derek “War” Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) would be an understatement. They’ve fought twice before and will battle for a third time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham, England. The bout will air live at 1 PM EST on ESPN+.
RUNNING IT BACK FOR A THIRD TIME
Standing 6’9” and weighing over 260 pounds, Fury is one of the more imposing heavyweight champions in the history of the sport. He has unique athleticism for a man of his size. Throughout his career, the 34-year-old has shown the ability to outbox anyone. But as his trilogy Deontay Wilder showed, he can come forward, walk an opponent down, and prevail in a firefight.
However, when Fury is in boxing mode, he is at his best. His left jab is arguably the most effective punch in the division. Up to this point, a disciplined Gypsy King has proven unbeatable to combat. Using that left-hand stick, maintaining distance and focus is key to victory in this trilogy bout.
Chisora is the definition of a hardened vet. A fan favorite in his native England, the 38-year-old is not a boxer. Instead, he likes to brawl. His modus operandi is to force you to fight his fight. The challenger uses the jab not to score points but to close the gap and get in his opponent’s chest. From there, he wants to use his physicality to rough you up and pound the body.
To beat Fury, Chisora must get inside the length of Fury and work his breadbasket. Fury has been put down before. So, Chisora’s mission is to make this a street fight and find the champ’s chin with power punches as often as possible. The uglier the fight, the better the chance Chisora has to win.
Fury kept Chisora at bay and boxed his way to a twelve-round decision win in their first fight and a tenth-round stoppage victory in their second outing. Chisora is tough as oak. But in truth, the challenger is also older and has taken plenty of damage during his career.
The defending champ is at his physical peak and not taking his opponent lightly. Fury will take care of business for the third time. The champion retains the title by a one-sided, mid-late round stoppage.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.