Chisora-Fury bout more important now with Wladimir possibly facing the winner
By Sean McDaniel: British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) vs. Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KO’s), which is set to take place on July 23rd, at the Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, UK, is now an even more important fight with IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 Ko’s) saying he’s interested in facing the winner of this British domestic level bout.
Chisora is fringe contender at the world level, but he’s still never really fought anyone other than local opposition. Fury, 23, also have never fought anyone world class and is still at the beginning stages of his career. However, a fight between either one of those guys against Wladimir would be a huge fight in England and would help make a future fight between Wladimir and David Haye, if he chooses not to retire, or a bout between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and Haye an even bigger fight. Wladimir helped establish himself with the British public with his impressive 12 round decision over Haye last Saturday night. A fight against another British heavyweight would make for an exciting fight at least in terms of the build up to the fight.
As for Fury vs. Chisora, the 6’9″ Fury has a huge size advantage over the 6’1″ Chisora and it’s going to be of great interest to see if Fury can use his size to dominate his shorter opponent. Chisora is someone that can really punch, but he’s not a huge puncher and he’s not very fast either. Fury isn’t a big slugger either and fails to use his height and reach in most of his fights.
With the help of his trainer Emanuel Steward, Fury is still trying to learn how to use his size to his benefit. He’s got to learn a lot before July 23 if he wants to beat Chisora and possibly get a crack at big money in a fight against Wladimir. Chisora is a pressure fighter and is good wearing down his opposition. Fury has already shown to have stamina problems in fights against John McDermott. If Chisora can take Fury deep, he could drown him and get a stoppage if he doesn’t run out of gas along the way.