Chisora hoping win over Usyk leads to trilogy against Fury
By Charles Brun: Dereck Chisora will try and stay in the running for a third Tyson Fury this Saturday night against Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) on October 31st. According to Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs), Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has promised him that they would fight a third time.
Chisora, 36, wants WBC heavyweight champion Fury to keep his word if he beats the heavily favored Usyk on Saturday. Fury supposedly told Chisora he would fight him one of these days, but that was before he was making big dough against the likes of Deontay Wilder.
Unfortunately for Chisora, even if he does defeat Usyk, he’s not going to get a title shot against Fury anytime soon.
Dereck isn’t in the position to force Fury to fight, and it doesn’t matter if he beats Usyk, who holds the WBO mandatory slot. A win for Chisora over Usyk would make him the mandatory for WBO champion Anthony Joshua, not Fury.
Chisora has no chance of fighting Fury in 2021
Fury’s 2021 schedule is already set in stone, with him signed to take on IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua twice. If the winner of the Usyk vs. Chisora fight attempts to force the World Boxing Organization to make AJ fight them, they’ll end up scraping for the vacant WBO strap.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has already initiated a shot across the bow, letting fans know that if the WBO mandatory [Usyk or Chisora] attempts to force a title shot in 2021, the title will be vacated.
Hearn prefers that Joshua vs. Fury is for the undisputed heavyweight championship, but if they have to part with the WBO, they’re prepared to do that.
“I think it would be a great fight to have with ‘The Gypsy King’ because he’s always promised me a third fight. He owes me anyway because we speak every day, and he owes me that fight,” said Chisora to Sky Sports.
“He’s always saying he wants to give me another fight, so he’s a man of his word, so that would be the fight I would like to have.”
Having seen the two previous fights between Fury and Chisora, it would be a terrible idea for them to fight a third time. Fury completely dominated Chisora in losing to him in 2011 and 2014. If they never fight again, it’ll be too soon for me.
Fury vs. Chisora 3 = Zero fan interest
Chisora is a nice journeyman fighter, but there’s no interest from the UK boxing fans and definitely not from the U.S fans to see Fury fight another soft touch.
He’s already expected to take the easy path in fighting either 39-year-old Carlos Takam or bottom ranked WBC contender Agit Kabayel for his next fight on December 5th. It’s going to look so utterly bad when Fury picks one of those easy marks for his next fight.
Heck, Takam isn’t event ranked in the top 15 by the World Boxing Council. I’m still wondering how Fury’s promoters will convince the WBC to sanction a fight between him and the second tier fighter Takam.
The WBC belt-holders are expected to defend against only contenders, and Takam doesn’t meet that requirement. Of course, it’s early yet, and we could see Takam’s name suddenly appear in the WBC’s top rankings if Fury selects him for his December 5th fight.
“It’s just business. After all, so if it happens, it happens,” said Chisora about him wanting to fight Fury again.
The whole problem is that a fight between Fury and Chisora would be business only and not about sports. Boxing doesn’t need to become like professional wrestling, where it’s not really a sport.
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- Mike Tyson: Anthony Joshua telegraphs his punches, it’s recipe for disaster against Fury
- Hearn says Joshua won’t wait for Fury to take an interim fight in 2021