Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora 3: The Gypsy King overwhelming favourite for the trilogy
Another big fight in the heavyweight division takes place in 2022, this time a trilogy! An all British affair will close out the year in style as we get Tyson Fury taking on Derek Chisora for a third time.Another big fight in the heavyweight division takes place in 2022, this time a trilogy! An all British affair will close out the year in style as we get Tyson Fury taking on Derek Chisora for a third time.
This fight will be taking place on the 3rd December at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Ring walks are expected to be at around 10pm as seems to be standard for British fights these days. The card will be live on BT Sport Box Office and will see the WBC heavyweight championship on the line in the main event and the co-main will also feature the WBA World Heavyweight Championship up for grabs between Daniel Dubois and Kevin Lerena.
To many boxing fans the return of Tyson Fury from his ‘retirement’ will be met with a warm welcome, to many others, disappointment. Let’s be honest, we were all expecting the blockbuster fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to be happening on this date, instead we get Dereck Chisora stepping up to get another crack at The Gypsy King.
No disrespect to Chisora intended but this just isn’t the fight fans were hoping for and it’s one that should go heavily in favour of Tyson Fury. The WBC Heavyweight Champion comes in as the 1/16 favourite for this fight and that should not come as a surprise to anyone that follows the sport. Not only has Fury destroyed all of his opponents, he has dismantled Chisora in the past.
The first time these two fought was in 2011 where Tyson Fury was still a relatively small name in the boxing scene and was a promising up and comer. Chisora started the fight strongly and looked to have hurt Fury in the first two rounds. Eventually Fury showed his class and took control of the fight in the later stages and earned a comfortable decision victory. They then fought again in 2014 where Fury now had heaps of experience and was establishing himself as a genuine contender in the heavyweight division. The rematch was incredibly one sided with Tyson Fury dominating nearly every moment in the fight and eventually even asking the ref to stop the fight so that Chisora took no more punishment. The fight was eventually stopped in the 10th round as his corner forced him to retire.
It’s difficult to see anything other than the same when it comes to this trilogy. Tyson Fury has established himself as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time and is arguably still in his peak physical condition. Chisora, unfortunately, is quite the opposite. Derek is now 38 years-old and although he is coming off a stunning win against Kubrat Pulev, he has lost three of his last four fights all via decision and you worry that the gas tank really is starting to fade. You also have to consider, if Chisora got beaten by him so convincingly when he was in his peak years, it’s going to make for some pretty grim viewing if he is to have a crack at him when he is nearing the end of his career.
Tyson Fury Round 1-6
As previously mentioned, this is just going to be insanely one sided in favour of Tyson Fury. Chisora had no chance of beating him when they last fought in 2014, and Fury has only got better since that fight and Chisora has only got worse with age.
The Champ has won his last three fights via way of KO/TKO, mostly in the latter stages of the fight but his recent win over Dillian Whyte came in the 6th round. Tyson has been fighting the most elite of elite as of late with three fights against Deontay Wilder, and Dillian Whyte as his latest opponents. These fighters are simply just miles above the level of Dereck Chisora and Fury made them look silly.
I can’t see this going on for long, the quality difference is just too big. Fury comes in as a 1/16 favourite for a reason and the only way you’re getting value out of the big man to win is by backing him to win by stoppage early. Chisora is a very durable man but I can’t see him getting close to Fury in this fight and he could be in for a very grim night. Expect Fury to start this one fast and get this wrapped up by the half-way point of the fight.
Tyson Fury via decision
Now it would take some effort for this fight to see the final bell but we all know Derek Chisora is all heart and as durable as it gets. Tyson Fury is currently 5/2 to win via points and that’s pretty much the same odds as the fight to go the distance which is priced at 9/4.
There’s absolutely no way that Chisora wins via decision. I know we’ve seen some crazy sporting upsets in the past few years but this would be right up there with one of the maddest results ever seen. If you do fancy a little punt on that it’s 22/1 for a Chisora decision, but you’d be a very brave man to back that.
Tyson Fury has been known as one of the more technical heavyweight but has always packed a punch. 23 of his 32 wins have come via way of stoppage with the rest being decision victories. Tyson scores punches at will in most fights so he could easily take any fight he wanted to the distance, but his opponents can rarely withstand the punishment that The Gypsy King delivers. 5/2 might prove to be decent value with Chisora being as game as it gets but ultimately, he is not the fighter he used to be.