Via Charles Brun: Promoter Frank Warren has now revealed that Tyson Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight belt against 14th WBC contender Derek Chisora on December 3.
Interestingly, Warren says that Chisora can give Fury a better fight than Anthony Joshua will have, which is hard to believe if you’ve seen how poor Derek looks in recent bouts with Kubrat Pulev and Joseph Parker.
It was an odd choice for Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) to take on 38-year-old Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) because he’s such a textbook and record follower. His recent ring is 1-3 in his last four fights. There are no words to describe how poor Chisora looks lately.
Even by voluntary defense standards, this is really scrape the bottom of the barreland obviously this fight is not to give fans a competitive bout but to make some money due to Chisora being widely known to the British boxing public.
“We have the highest ranked opponent, which is Derek Chisora,“Frank Warren said to iFL TV about Tyson Fury’s next opponent on December 3. “That’s where we’re going, and that’s going to be December 3.”
Chisora is ranked 14th by the World Boxing Council, and it is hard to believe that he is the highest ranked opponent for Fury. You might believe that a higher-ranking contender could be found for Fury to fight on December 3 that would provide a more competitive fight than the 38-year-old journeyman Chisora has competed in.
If you saw how slow and tired Chisora looked in his final two bouts with Pulev and Parker, you’d be worried that he’s been selected to challenge Fury for his WBC title. that. Chisora looks worse than being shot.
The only reason he beat 41-year-old Pulev is because he’s more hilly than he is.
“Tyson hasn’t been out for a year, and we were expecting the December game to be Usyk, but Usyk wasn’t present. I hope that happens in February. Tyson wants to fight first, and he wants to get out. We want to get him out, and that’s where we are.
“Let him fight Chisora, and if he gets through that, then let him fight the big guy. That’s all that happened this year.
“Derek can give him more fights than Anthony Joshua. I just think he [Joshua] Warren said.