British columnist Simon Jordan hit hard on promoter Frank Warrenqueensberry promotions). The reason for the hit is the businessman’s decision to make a mismatch fight in December between British heavyweights Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) and Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs).
draws Jordan to Warren. You yourself know that I treat you with great respect and love. But this fight… It’s like a feast during the plague. It’s puppy poop. Nobody wants to watch Fury vs Chisora. Fans would even prefer a Tyson fight with Frank Sanchez or Andy Ruiz. I remember that Sanchez is busy. But do you understand what I mean, Frank? This fight is not a fountain at all.
Warren’s response: “Fury wanted to compete before the end of the year. And we honestly tried to give him meaningful fights. But it didn’t work out. Both of our options flew off. This was not Tyson’s fault. It is what it is. At this stage of his career, he cannot have one fight in 12 months. And the last time he entered the ring was in April. (knocked out mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte). This means that for a potential fight for all the belts with Oleksandr Usyk, he would have come out with a year of downtime.
According to Warren, “Fury needed a fight and he’s going to get it. And we did not hide that this is the main goal. Derek? Derek will show himself well, you’ll see. But you know what, Simon? I don’t think anyone can beat Tyson Fury…”
Fury and Warren first expected to fight Usyk in December for the title of absolute world champion – he is unavailable due to injury. Then there was an attempt to sign ex-unified world champion compatriot Anthony Joshua for a fight, but this idea did not work out either. It was decided to fight with Chisora. The fighters had previously met twice, two wins on Fury’s account (both confident, the second ahead of schedule).
Fury’s next three opponents were named yesterday – Usyk is on the list, but someone is missing there. The other day, Tyson decided to troll the fans – he challenged the hellish champion of the center of England, who has more defeats than victories.