By Scott Gilfoid: The Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) vs. Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) rematch has been moved from November 22nd to November 29th at the Excel Arena in London, UK, according to Dan Rafael. The fight will still be a WBO heavyweight eliminator bout with the winner to become the WBO mandatory challenger to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Chisora and Fury were supposed to have faced each other during the summer, but Chisora suffered a hand injury, causing him to have to pull out of the fight the week of the actual bout. Fury attempted to fight anyway against an in shape Alexander Ustinov, but then Fury pulled out of the fight due to his uncle Hughie having an emergency medical problem.
Fury already soundly beat Chisora several years ago by a lopsided decision. A rematch between them makes little sense, and having it be a WBO eliminator makes even less sense. When you have a fight that was as one-sided as the Chisora-Fury fight was, you normally don’t have rematches because there’s no point.
Chisora was too small to do anything against Fury in their previous fight, and you’ve got to expect to see the same thing happening when they get in the ring for a second time. About the only thing I can see that would be any different the second time around is if Chisora brains Fury with a rabbit punch to the back of the head to score a knockout.
Chisora has had good luck with those types of punches in his recent fights, and I could see him possibly knocking Fury out if he lands the perfect rabbit shot. I can see a scenario where Chisora could in theory knock Fury out if he can throw a good shot that connects to the back of his head. Other than that, I can’t see Chisora being able to beat Fury on November 29th. Fury is just too big, too mobile and too hard to hit cleanly.
Ideally, some other heavyweight should be fighting Fury or Chisora in the WBO heavyweight eliminator rather than them facing each other. We’ve already seen them fight each other, and there should be new blood that comes in and faces one of them.