Printed on 2 Dec 2022 5:57 pm (UK Time)
On Saturday Frank Warren’s Queensberry promotions, Bob Arum’s High Rank and BT Sport convey us the heavyweight conflict between WBC world champion Tyson Fury and his previous foe Derek Chisora.
The world heavyweight champion is coming off a win over one other British rival Dillian Whyte. When the massive hitters met again in April of this 12 months in entrance of 96,000 at Wembley stadium Fury gained by Sixth-round knockout from an enormous uppercut to Whyte. His challenger Chisora can also be heading into the battle on the again of a win in opposition to Kubrat Pulev which got here in July of this 12 months.
The pair have met twice earlier than with Fury successful the primary battle by unanimous resolution in 2011 and the second by Chisora retiring on his stool on the finish of the tenth spherical. With the final match upcoming eight years in the past in 2014 and Chisora being crushed convincingly on each events boxing followers have expressed their emotions forward of the third battle. Some optimistic and a few unfavorable. However the reality of the matter is that boxing is a enterprise and Chisora is a big identify within the UK so it sells, not solely to the boxing hardcore fanbase however to most of the people as effectively.
Fury likes to speak rather a lot, he’s the grasp of conserving folks even after they dislike him. He has obtained vigorous quantities of criticism from followers on social media for the issues he’s stated. Nevertheless, at one level Muhammed Ali was essentially the most disliked man in boxing due to the issues he had stated and now could be thought of by many as the best of all time.
Tyson Fury isn’t Ali however there are comparisons between the 2, the outspoken nature of every particular person continuously has folks speaking whether or not that be good or dangerous. After which there’s the combating model of the massive males, ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ is hooked up to the American heavyweight and the way in which Fury fights rings true to that. A method that’s solely matched within the division by fellow heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
So can anyone get the higher of Fury earlier than he retires? Fury and Chisora know the latter doesn’t have the talent set to match him and his solely actual probability of successful could be to knock the present champion out. A puncher’s probability albeit however one punch can change all the pieces. The duo have promised us the perfect first spherical in boxing historical past the place each males will attempt to emulate if not higher that of Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns in April 1985.
Tottenham Hotspur stadium is the venue for the mega battle which is predicted to be a sell-out of 60,000. This would be the second time the brand new stadium shall be host to a boxing occasion after Anthony Joshua misplaced his unified titles Oleksandr Usyk by a unanimous resolution in September 2021.
In an interview with Queensberry which aired on their YouTube channel earlier this week, Tyson explains his relationship with the game and stated “I’ve been in love with boxing for such a long time from being a little boy and I am 34 now, probably at the end of my career in the next few years. It has been a love-hate relationship and it has been toxic at times, but when it is good, it is very good.”
With that being stated we are able to solely sit again, admire and benefit from the remaining years we’ve of one of many biggest heavyweights to ever grace the squared circle.
Chief assist: Daniel ‘Dynamite’ Dubois vs Kevin ‘KO kid’ Lerena.
WBA heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois makes the primary defence of his world title which he picked up in a demolition job on American Trevor Bryan in Miami earlier this 12 months. He faces the very harmful South African Kevin Lerena who most lately had the higher of Marius Wach in a 12-round unanimous resolution win after a 4 battle knockout streak since 2019.
An excellent match which has captured the general public curiosity as younger Dubois is extremely widespread with UK followers attributable to his knockout energy and thrilling model.
A win will see Dubois elevated to WBA necessary to Oleksandr Usyks ‘super’ title because the affiliation attempt to minimise the variety of belts throughout the 17 weight courses in boxing. With the panorama of the heavyweight division continuously altering I really feel we’re coming into the height time of this present period the place the lads on the high of the pile will all field each other.
Undercard, PPV worth and begin occasions:
Yvan Mendy vs Denys Berinchyk – 12-round light-weight contest.
Karol Itauma vs Vladimir Belujsky -8 spherical gentle heavyweight contest.
Isaac Lowe vs Sandeep Singh Bhatti – 6-round featherweight contest.
Royston Barney-Smith vs Cruz Perez – 4-round light-weight contest.
Pay Per View is priced at £26.95 with the protection beginning on BT Sport at 6 pm with the primary occasion ring stroll time set for 9 pm.
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