Tyson Fury on Derek Chisora: “He’s like a bionic man”

By Boxing News - 11/17/2022 - Comments

By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury is working hard, trying to build up his December 3rd trilogy match against his old buddy Derek Chisora at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London, England.

While given the chance to build up the 38-year-old Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) by BT Sport commentators, Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) built him up to sound like a far better fighter than what he is, which is a played out journeyman with a 1-3 record in his last four fights.

Fury has taken loads of criticism from the boxing public for tossing a bone to Chisora for a third fight between them rather than choosing one of the unbeaten top contenders to defend against, like Filip Hrgovic, Frank Sanchez, or Joe Joyce. Those talents would have jumped at the chance to fight Fury.

Instead of Fury defending against the murderer’s row of contenders, he’s opting to throw a bone at the down-in-his-luck Chisora, who is looking very needy right now with the way he was manhandled by Joseph Parker.

Fans would like to have seen Fury fight a quality contender rather than an old retread opponent like Chisora.

With all the more deserving contenders that have been waiting for a world title shot for ages, it looks bad on Fury’s part to have selected an old played-out Chisora to defend against.

“A lot has happened in eight years, and I think we’ve both moved on as fighters. I’m expecting what Derek Chisora always does and always brings to the game and always will do until he’s retired,” said Tyson Fury to BT Sport Boxing, trying to build up his fight against the 38-year-old faded veteran Derek Chisora for their December 3rd trilogy match in London.

“He will bring brute force strength and determination like no other, and I will never underestimate someone like Derek Chisora because I know that any top 10 heavyweight has an off night against Chisora; he’ll not only defeat them, he’ll knock them out too,” Fury continued with his building up of the old journeyman.

“Any overlooking of Derek Chisora and you lose, that’s a fact. Many people thought Derek Chisora was an easy fight until they were in there with him, and then they realize he’s not so easy, and he just keeps coming and has a head like a brick, and you can just keep punching and keeps walking forward. It’s crazy, really; he’s like a bionic man.

“The mood changes when we’re in there on the night. He’s going to try and punch my face in, and I’m going to try and punch his face in, and that’s all there is to it. We’re professionals and have been in this game for 14 years.

“We’re nothing new to the game. We’re just old veterans now. I can’t wait for the challenge. Derek Chisora stepped up to the plate, so I’ve got to give him respect because he’s always been a fighting man. If you look at his record, he’s avoided nobody. He’s fought everybody, and he’s fought all the best of all these eras.

“I’ll tell you what it is. People who don’t respect him have never been punched in the face before and have never had a fight in their life, and they talk about real fighting men.

“A man that would slap with the back of his hand any man that would call him a name. I don’t get it that some man that works in an office would have the audacity to call a pro fighter, ‘They’re a bum,’  when they’ve never had a fight, and they’re never likely to have a fight.

“So, I don’t take it to heart, really, because a man that has never had a fight, I can say, ‘How many world titles have you won, Paul.’ He’ll say, ‘None,’ then I’ll say, ‘Your opinion means nothing.’ So there you go,” said Fury.

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