Chisora predicts Tyson Fury DISASTER in Wilder rematch
By Tim Royner: Dereck Chisora believes that Tyson Fury is heading for disaster in his rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in February 2020. Chisora thinks Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) has lost too much weight, and after seeing his last fight against Otto Wallin, he thinks he needs to train more. Fury beat Wallin by a 12 round unanimous decision, but he was hit frequently by the Swedish southpaw. In the 12th, Wallin hurt Fury with a hard left hand that had him holding on.
In the third, Fury suffered a huge cut over his right eye, and he had to deal with blood obscuring his vision for the last nine rounds. The fight clearly should have been stopped, but the ringside doctor chose to let it go on. Fury’s cut ended up needing 47 stitches to close.
Fury has been focusing on WWE lately, and he’s reportedly getting £11.9 million to face professional wrestler Braun Strowman at the WWE Crown Jewel event on October 31 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There are rumors that Fury may choose to skip the rematch with Wilder altogether given the huge money he’s getting to participate in professional wrestling events. At 6’9″ Fury has the size, and definitely has the theatrics and personality to be a star in that sport.
Chisora says Fury has lost too much weight and power
“He’s a big guy, and it’s the luck of the Irish,” said Chisora about Fury. “Irish and WWE. We both know that wrestling pays a lot of money if you get it right. Since the 80s and 90s, I used to watch the WWF. But good luck to him. I don’t have anything bad to say about Tyson Fury. He’s doing this now, but I think he’s doing this to build his profile for the fight with Deontay Wilder, which is a good thing.
“I said that, but after seeing his last fight, I think he needs to do more now. I think he stopped doing things that he did before. He’s lost so much weight, and he doesn’t have the power punches that he had. I think the rematch will be a disaster for him if he doesn’t fix it up right now,” said Chisora.
Fury does look like he’s trimmed off too much weight with his dieting and exercising. He no longer looks like the guy that he used to be. Fury’s physique now looks like that of a person looking to make it big in Hollywood and/or professional wrestling. In that case, Fury will be too weak to fight off Wilder when/if they do face each other in a rematch in early 2020.
There are already question marks about whether Fury, 31, can still take a big punch after the way Wilder knocked him down in round 12 last December. Fury was on the canvas unconscious after that knockdown. Yeah, Fury beat the count, but some boxing fans believe the referee Jack Reiss did him a favor by not stopping the fight immediately after Fury was laid out by a left-right combination from Wilder.
Dereck not training himself
“I’m not really training myself,” said Chisora to secondsout about his fight against Price. “No, but there is someone I listen to. When you’ve been a pro as long as I have, you know exactly what to do and what not to do. The training camp is going well. David is bringing a good program, and Pete and everybody else. So we’ve done it really well, and we like it, and it’s gone well for us,” said Chisora.
In a recent interview, Chisora (31-9, 22 KOs) told the press that he would be training himself, and wouldn’t have a coach in his corner for his fight with Price on October 26. It was a surprise to a lot of boxing fans, because it’s difficult to imagine a fighter not using a coach for an important match like that could have an impact on their future. However, Chisora is a big favorite going into his match with Price, and may not need a coach if he chooses not to use one.
Chisora says he has someone that he’s listening to in training camp. Whether that person can be called a coach or not unknown. It depends on if that person is with Chisora on a daily basis during his training.
Dereck to help Joshua prepare for Ruiz rematch
“Yeah, I said I would help him,” said Chisora about him potentially assisting Joshua prepare for Ruiz. “Yeah, he asked me, and I said I’m going to come down around. Our schedules are we’re planning for one another. It’s going to happen. I’m going to move around and help him train. The only problem is Joshua trained in Miami. He sort of ladies, you know? In this game, it’s how you come back. That’s the most important thing,” said Chisora.
Former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is trying to get ready for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. on December 7 in Saudi Arabia. Joshua is reportedly using short, chubby sparring partners to help him prepare for Ruiz’s size and fighting style.
Chisora may not have the hand speed and the engine to mimic properly the way that Ruiz tends to fight. Ruiz is a lot more explosive than Chisora, and likely any of the sparring partners that Joshua can find. If the guys could fight like Ruiz, they wouldn’t be sparring partners obviously.
Chisora tells Parker to be quiet
“If I don’t get bite by a spider or a fly, I’ll fight him. Joseph Parker can be quiet,” said Chisora when told that Parker is interested in fighting him on December 7th in Saudi Arabia.
Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker still wants to fight Chisora despite pulling out of their previously scheduled match on October 26 after supposedly being bitten by a spider. As the saying goes, ‘once bitten, twice shy.’ Chisora doesn’t sound like he wants to waste time signing for another fight with Parker and take the risk of him pulling out.
In the past, Chisora had a bad experience when he was signed to fight former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who pulled out of their fight after suffering an injury.
The action will be nonstop for Price fight says Chisora
“This is why I have the term, ‘going to war,” said Chisora when asked how he prepares for the switch from Joseph Parker to David Price. “That’s why I have the term, ‘Dereck ‘War’ Chisora,’ because when you go to war, it’s take no prisoners, bro. It don’t matter.
“I box the same way, an all around fighter. I chuck bombs when I have to, and I box when I have to. For us, we’re just going to do the same things we were doing in getting ready for Joseph Parker. Non stop from the get go. Non stop. Explosive, power, and power shots, and that’s it,” said Chisora when asked when he brings to a fight against David Price on October 26. “We’re going to go in there and try and blast him out,” said Chisora.
It’s safe to say that Chisora isn’t going to fight at a slow pace when he faces the 6’8″ David Price on October 26 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Price is too big, and too powerful for Chisora to allow him to fight at a slow pace that he needs for him to be successful. Dave Allen made the mistake of fighting slowly against Price in their recent fight, and he ended up getting stopped. Chisora will likely mimic the fighting approach that he used in his recent match against Artur Szpilka when he shares the ring with the 36-year-old Price in 9 days from now.
Chisora vs. Price fight has huge importance
The fight will be shown on Sky Box Office, and there will be a lot of fans tuning in to see how Chisora does against Pricey. There’s huge ramifications for Chisora in that fight. If he can beat Price, and win a couple more high profile matches, he could get a world title shot against the likes of Joshua or Ruiz. That’s where the big money comes in for Dereck.
Chisora has doubts about Oleksandr Usyk being successful at heavyweight
“Usyk used to do that dancing on the stage at cruiserweight, but you can’t do that at heavyweight,” said Chisora. “People want to watch people fight, and I don’t think he carries the fight for the heavyweight. Finesse is good if you have that power punch at the end of it. Ali used to do finesse, finesse, finesse, and boom, you’re on the floor. But he’s [Usyk] finesse, finesse, finesse, and then he’s juggling balls. Who knows? Listen, Dereck Chisora is ready to fight ANYBODY out there, man. I’m ready to fight anybody out there,” said Chisora.
Former heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis also isn’t quite sure about whether Oleksandr Usyk will be able to find success at the heavyweight level. Usyk didn’t look like a world beater in his debut at heavyweight against Chazz Witherspoon recently. Chisora obviously noted the lack of power in Usyk’s game and has similar doubts about his ability to find long term success at heavyweight. Nevertheless, Usyk is now set to fight the winner of the Joshua-Ruiz rematch.
The World Boxing Organization has already made Usyk the mandatory for Ruiz at heavyweight, and all he has to do now is wait for the smoke to clear from that fight. Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has already said that Usyk’s next fight will be for a world title against the winner of the Joshua vs. Ruiz 2 fight.
Chisora wants $5 million to fight Joe Joyce
“Frank is a good promoter. He knows what he has to get,” said Chisora. “He’s got Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce. Those are the only two fighters he’s got. What pisses me most is every time on his show, he has to mention my name. When I want to go watch his shows, he tells me I can watch his shows, and then he mentions my name. And
“I’m like, ‘Why did you have to mention my name if I’m not there?’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, we offered him money.’ He didn’t offer me any money. He offered me $150,000. I don’t need your $150,000.
“I told him if you want the fight to get done, offer me $5 million, and I will turn up and do the business. That’s it.
Chisora isn’t going to get $5 million for a match against Joe Joyce or Daniel Dubois, but it’s just as good that the fights don’t take place right now. With Chisora in a good position to get a world title shot in the near future, why chance it against the super heavyweights like Dubois and Joyce? Those are fights that Chisora can have down the road after he fights for a world title.
Chisora impressed with Daniel Dubois
Coming back to the fighters, I believe Daniel Dubois is going to be unbelievable, and dangerous in the next couple of years,” said Chisora. “He’s going to be electric. I don’t see anybody else in this division that is going to test him, because the way he’s training and the way he’s boxing and everything. He’s unbelievable. Joe Joyce is a good fighter.
“He hasn’t done anything wrong, and he’s beaten everyone in front of him. If the money is right, the fight is going to happen. But I’m not going to do it for the sake of doing it. If BT wants the fight to happen, they’ll call me. They’ve got my number. Everybody is ready to fight right now, but it’s all about the money,” said Chisora.
Dubois, 22, looks like he has a great future ahead of him. Wilder also thinks he’s got the talent to be something special in the future.