Tyson Fury vs. Dereck Chisora III: “It’s a business” fight says Gareth A. Davies

By Boxing News - 10/23/2022 - Comments

By Jack Tiernan: Gareth A. Davies says the December 3rd fight between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora is a “business” level fight to make money.

Although 38-year-old Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) is struggling to win fights at this stage of his career, sporting a dreadfully poor 1-3 record in his last four fights, he’s well known in the UK and good at selling fights.

WBC heavyweight champion Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) could have fought a better opponent, such as Martin Bakole or Michal Hunter, but the outcome would have been the same, according to Gareth.

Fury attempted to put a fight together with Anthony Joshua, but it failed to happen. Davies believes Eddie Hearn and 258 didn’t want to make the fight because Joshua could still make a lot of money.

“Boxing is a sport, but it’s a business, and at this level, it’s very much a business, and that’s what’s happened here. It’s a business call,” said Gareth A. Davies to iFL TV, explaining why Derek Chisora was picked as Tyson Fury’s next opponent rather than a more talented contender.

“Derek is really good at selling fights. He tried to play the villain yesterday.

“It’s a strange match-up where both men are,” said Davies about Fury and the 38-year-old fading journeyman Chisora. “They’ve sold a lot of tickets already. The worst that could happen is Derek Chisora knocks him out with a fluke punch.

“Derek will be doing his shoulder roll and throwing overhead rights. You know what’s going to happen. It’s going to be a bit of fun. It could have been Michael Hunter, Martin Bakole, or Luis Ortiz, but he’d have done the exact same to them. Fury’s chin is like as well. He got up four times with Deontay Wilder dropping him.

“Derek has got a calling; he’s a cult figure. It’s a fun dance; it’s December. It’s not the Christmas present that we wanted. It’s not the Chrismas present that diehard boxing fans,” Davies said about the Fury-Chisora III fight not being the massive Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight that fans had hoped to see.

“Fury-Joshua would have been awesome. I understand why Eddie Hearn and 258 did it because they’ll make more money with Joshua if he doesn’t get beaten right now by Fury, and it’s a big risk that he gets beaten and well beaten,” said Davies.

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