On Saturday in London (England), local heavyweight Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) will defend his WBC belt in a confrontation with compatriot Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs), whom he had previously confidently defeated twice – first on points, then early.
Tyson Fury – Derek Chisora: forecast and bets for the fight on December 3
Fans are dissatisfied with the choice of the opponent, anticipating the complete declassing of the applicant. And outrageous boxing columnist Teddy Atlas
started praising the champion: “This fight is Chisora’s retirement plan. And that’s great. I like pension plans. That’s the way it should be. The warhorse gave all his strength on the battlefield for many years. Do you know what it looks like? It’s like employees who have worked in the same place for many years are given a gold watch before they retire for their long and dedicated service.”
“Chisora spent 15 years in boxing, had 45 fights, met absolutely everyone. And Fury presented him with such a gift as a reward. I think it’s great,” said Atlas. But, of course, I understand that there is another side of the coin. For Fury, it’s easy money. He will fight with a 38-year-old man, whom he has already defeated twice. And the last time he even sped it up. On paper, there doesn’t seem to be any intrigue in this fight. And Chisora needs to box more carefully so as not to run into Fury’s uppercut. Tyson only needs to jab, control the distance. He needs to make sure that Chisora gets hurt for every attacking attempt and, of course, catches with uppercuts on the rapprochement.
“There are two components to this fight,” Atlas continues. “This is both a beautiful gesture from Fury and a terrible side of the boxing business. Here in America, no one would watch that. But I understand that the fight will raise millions of dollars, because the British are crazy about heavyweight. Will I watch? I will, because I love Chisora. This guy never gives up. He is trying to the last to bring his fist to the goal. It is for this reason that I believe that he deserved this “retirement program.” I applaud Fury for this gesture, but I don’t do it very loudly, because he doesn’t do it for free.”
Atlas says: “I love Chisora fights. And I like the way he behaves after fights. He has his own principles and his own code of honor, which he always follows. Therefore, let him finally earn the money that Tyson gives him the opportunity to earn. He deserved it!”
Do you know where to watch the fight and when the broadcast starts? Interestingly, the legendary British champion David Haye believes that Chisora’s victory over Fury will be the greatest upset in heavyweight history.