Derek Chisora on Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: “Both men don’t have power”
By Charles Brun: Derek Chisora was dismissive of Tyson Fury & Oleksandr Usyk tonight, saying that neither of them has power, but he feels it’ll still be a “good fight.”
It’s rich that Chisora (33-13, 23 KOs) was less than admiring of Fury’s power, considering that he was stopped recently by him last month, losing by a tenth round knockout on December 3rd in their trilogy fight at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London, UK.
Fury threw Chisora a bone by giving him a shot at his WBC heavyweight title that he clearly didn’t rate, being that he’s lost three out of his last four fights going into their third clash.
Chisora should have been on his knees, slathering Fury with compliments from head to toe for the payday. Instead, you’ve got Chisora taking a swipe at the unbeaten Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) and including the talented IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) in his comment.
“Yeah,” said Derek Chisora to talkSPORT Boxing when asked if he’s going to fight three times in 2023. “I just want to bring entertainment.
“Both men don’t have power, so it’ll be a good fight,” said Chisora when asked if Tyson Fury beats Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury showed he had enough power to knock out Chisora, Dillian Whyte, and Deontay Wilder, so he must have more pop in his punches than Derek is letting on.
I don’t know if he’ll be able to stop Usyk, though, because he’s not going to stand in front of him begging to be hit like those three fighters.
“Anthony Joshua needs at least two warmup fights this year and then go back on the road again.
Joshua could be fighting either Jermaine Franklin or Demsey McKean in his next fight in April, then Dillian Whyte in July.
Those two fights count as warm-ups, but with Joshua, you just never know because he’s lost a lot from his game since 2019 after getting starched by Andy Ruiz Jr. If Joshua cant beat Whyte, Franklin, or McKean, he needs to retire because it’s only going to get worse from there.
“In three months’ time. Don’t worry, big things are coming,” said Chisora when asked when he’ll be fighting next.
With four defeats in his last five fights, the 39-year-old Chisora could find his next contest buried at the bottom of one of Matchroom’s cards because they can’t put him in a headliner at this point and it would arguably be a crime to see him matched against a contender.
“Look at this crowd right now. It’s a totally different crowd from what we get,” said Chisora. “The name of the game is entertainment. You put good fights on, and people want to come and watch. You put a good card together; people will come and enjoy it. People will watch it on TV.
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