Tyson Fury’s promoter rules out Chisora as next opponent; wants Pulev
By Scott Gilfoid: Mick Hennessey, the promoter for heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s), says he’s not interested in matching Fury up with the hard hitting Dereck Chisora next. Instead of that fight, Hennessey plans on putting the 6’9” Fury in with unbeaten #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KO’s) next in an IBF heavyweight eliminator bout so that Fury can attempt to become the mandatory challenger for IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Hennessey said to the Dailystar.co.uk “A fight with Chisora is not happening. It was a decent offer but with the IBF title situation ongoing, we can’t take another fight until that is resolved…the goal is to become world champion and Pulev is a good route.”
Yeah, I guess Chisora is a good fall back fight for Fury if and when he gets beaten by Pulev. At least he’d still have that fight for a nice little payday. I mean, Fury already beat an out of shape Chisora in 2011 by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision, so it’s not really interesting to even consider the two of them fighting again, but if we’re only talking money, then I guess that’s a reasonable fight for Fury.
If he gets beaten by Pulev like I think he will, Fury will likely be happy to have a fight with Chisora for the payday opportunity and for a chance to rebuild his confidence.
Fury’s promoter is passing up a bigger payday against David Haye who badly wants the fight with Fury after seeing how horrible Fury looked in beating Steve Cunningham recently. Before that fight, Haye wasn’t eager to fight Fury, but upon seeing Fury dropped by Cunningham in the 2nd round and stunned by him in the 3rd round, Haye is now licking his chops at the thought of getting the big heavyweight in the ring. It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen until after Fury’s dream of a title shot is over with.
Fury doesn’t stand a chance against Wladimir. That’s going to be a mismatch if Fury can somehow get past Pulev. That’s a straight up mismatch. Fury is too slow, too weak and too fragile-chinned to get past the big 6’7” Ukrainian and it’s not going to be a pretty sight what happens to Fury in that fight. If Haye still wants to fight Fury afterwards, which I highly doubt, I’m sure that Hennessey would jump at the chance to get that fight for Fury.
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