Chisora vs. Fury rescheduled for November 22nd at ExCel in London, UK
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will be facing each other on November 22nd in a WBO heavyweight title eliminator at the ExCel Arena in London, UK.
They were supposed to face each other last month but the fight had to be postponed due to Chisora suffering a thumb injury while sparring mammoth 6’7”, 280+ pound Belarusian heavyweight Alexander Ustinov to get ready for the Fury fight.
Fury then attempted to go ahead with the card by scheduling to fight Ustinov, but then he pulled out of the card the day of the fight due to a family emergency.
Fury and Chisora will be fighting for the European as well as the vacant British heavyweight straps in addition to the bout being a WBO heavyweight eliminator.
Fury had been saying after Chisora pulled out of the fight with him that he would never attempt to fight him again, and that he wanted to move forward with his career by facing guys he hadn’t beaten before. However, Fury perhaps didn’t realize that he has a contract to fight Chisora, so he was bound by that contract to face him whenever the fight could be rescheduled. As you can see, it’s now been scheduled for November 22nd and it’s going to be taking place at that time barring any additional injuries or family emergencies from either fighter.
“It’s been a roller-coaster few weeks, but I’m delighted to say that the fight is definitely on with Chisora and Fury ready to clash on Saturday 22nd November at the ExCeL London, Chisora’s promoter Frank Warren said. “It was an extremely unfortunate set of circumstances that caused Chisora to pull out with a fractured hand and then Fury’s uncle’s tragic condition. Despite the setbacks, they were both determined to fight each other and I believe that we could see a genuine old fashioned ring war between them.”
It’s obviously not a great fight in terms of the big scheme of things. Chisora has a bunch of losses for each time he’s stepped up to the world class level, and you have to figure that he’ll probably lose again. Fury was exposed by Steve Cunningham last year in getting put down on his backside.
Fury doesn’t seem to have the chin or the power to fight at the upper level of the division, and he’s likely to be taken care of in quick fashion when/if he faces IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 if he can get past Chisora again.
Chisora said, “The important thing is we have a new date for the fight, it’s on, and Fury and I will finally give the fans what they want to see, a fight. What happened with my hand has happened and the timing of the injury was terrible, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time and of course Fury had personal issues going on with him. I just want to fight Fury, get revenge, beat him good and proper, and move on to fight Klitschko for the world title.”
The Chisora-Fury fight is a big domestic level fight, but the winner of the bout is seen by many boxing fans to be little more than the latest sacrificial lamb for Wladimir to slaughter. It would have been far, far better for Chisora or Fury to have to go through a high quality heavyweight like Deontay Wilder in order to get the shot at Wladimir, because at least it would be a true test for them instead of facing each other, which is arguably more of a domestic level fight at best.
The winner of the Chisora-Fury 2 fight will in no way in my estimation be ready for someone like Wladimir. Heck, they would be probably be out of their league against someone like Ustinov or Carlos Takam.