Chisora: I’m going to chop Fury down like a tree
By Scott Gilfoid: After having faced 5 soft opponents in his last 5 fights to get to this WBO heavyweight eliminator, Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KO’s) feels he’s going to KO Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KO’s) next month on 7/26 in Manchester, UK. Chisora says he’s going to go after the 6’9” Fury and work him over on the inside to prevent him from using his long reach like he did the last time they fought each other several years ago.
Chisora looked pretty helpless in that fight, and was never competitive even for an instant. Why the two fighters are facing each other again is anyone’s guess. Fury beat Chisora like a drum in 2011, and when you get beat like that, normally you don’t have rematches.
Chisora isn’t a big puncher, but he can land a mean rabbit shot every now and then. If Fury bends over low enough for Chisora to connect with one of those shots, it could be curtains for Fury. But apart from that, this has the hallmarks of another one-sided beat down for Fury.
“He’s a big guy and I’ll be looking to smash his body up with my punches,” Said Chisora. “He’ll definitely fall from a body punch, he won’t be able to stand the heat that I’ll be bringing. I’ll be chopping him down like a tree. There’ll be no place for him to hide in that ring and I’ll be hunting him down until he’s got nowhere to go and I’ll nail him, by the time I’ve finished with him he’ll be the size as me!”
Chisora did land some good body shots when he fought the taller, injured Robert Helenius in 2011, but he still lost. Helenius beat Chisora with one hand basically. Chisora isn’t a big puncher. He doesn’t have enough power to throw to the body the way some heavyweights like Andy Ruiz and Chris Arreola can. Chisora also rests too much when in close and that ruins his body punching.
Chisora said “I don’t want to hear any excuses from him after the fight, he’d better be ready because he’s getting knocked out.”
The scary part about the Chisora-Fury II rematch is that the winner of this fight will the WBO heavyweight mandatory for champion Wladimir Klitschko. Either of those guys in the same ring with Wladimir is a recipe for a mismatch, and I can’t see it going well when that time comes. It’s just going to make the World Boxing Organization look really bad again because they’re the ones that ranked Chisora and Fury high enough, and they’re the ones that ordered them to fight in a WBO eliminator.
We just saw WBO mandatory Alex Leapai get totally clowned by Wladimir last April in an embarrassingly one-sided fight. Why the WBO had Leapai fighting in an eliminator bout against Denis Boytsov is anyone’s guess, as neither of those fighters arguably deserved to be fighting in an eliminator.