In his second title defense of the calendar year, boxing’s heavyweight king Tyson Fury will entertain the English crowd in London this weekend as he defends his championship on home soil versus fellow countryman Derek Chisora.
It’s the heavyweight bout that nobody asked for, but Fury and Chisora will throw down for a third time during their professional careers. With two successes over his opponent, Fury is heavily favored to defeat Chisora with a whooping -2000 moneyline price.
Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora
WBC World Heavyweight Championship Bout
Saturday, December 3, 2022 – 05:00 PM EST at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Boxing Record: 32-0-1 (23 KOs)
- Age: 34
- Height: 6'9"
- Reach: 85"
- Stance: Orthodox
The good news is, Tyson Fury isn’t retiring, despite claiming he would hang up the gloves after his last victory. The bad news, the big-name fights he was eyeing, like Usyk and Joyce, haven’t come to fruition. For now, “The Gypsy King” will embark on his second title defense of 2022 and face an opponent he’s already defeated twice before.
A Lot Has Changed Since Fury/Chisora 1 & 2
Fury and Chisora first clashed during a collection of prizefights in 2011 and 2014, and it was Fury who won by unanimous decision and followed up the rematch with a tenth-round TKO win.
Boxing fans love trilogy bouts, which are often utilized to determine the best of the best. However, a Fury-Chisora trilogy isn’t a fight for the fans, and it’s strictly been made so Fury can keep busy after a fight with the former unified world champion Anthony Joshua fell through.
Tyson Fury Available Odds: -2000 at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
- Boxing Record: 33-12-0 (23 KOs)
- Age: 38
- Height: 6'2"
- Reach: 74"
- Stance: Orthodox
The WBA International champion, Derek Chisora, has everything to gain and nothing to lose as he attempts to add more WBC gold to his mantlepiece. However, Chisora is 1-3 in his last three fights, losing to Joseph Parker twice and Oleksandr Usyk. This record is why the boxing community is confused about Fury’s choice of opponent.
Chisora Can Shake the Heavyweight Landscape
Chisora has had moments of success during his professional career, including the bounce back from his aforementioned three-fight losing streak. With an overall record of 33-12-0, the No.9 ranked WBC contender has an opportunity to flip the boxing world upside down, but the likelihood of this happening is suggested by the current betting price on Fury (-2000).
The build-up to this bout has been centered around respect, another aspect that doesn’t get the fans excited. And although both men are domestic heroes in the boxing world, it’s the least hyped trilogy bout we’ve witnessed in many years.
Yes, Chisora has heavy hands, but Fury’s fight IQ, speed, size, and overall skillset will present a physical and mental disadvantage that we can’t ignore.
Derek Chisora Available Odds: +1056 at Bookmaker (visit our Bookmaker Review)
Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora Analysis & Betting Prediction
How Can Tyson Fury Beat Derek Chisora?
Simply put, Fury is better everywhere. In addition to owning far superior boxing skills, he’s also undefeated throughout his professional career and possesses all the physical advantages, including height, reach, speed, and cardio.
It shouldn’t take much convincing to realize this is Fury’s fight to lose. It’s ultimately a tune-up fight for a potential heavyweight showdown with Oleksandr Usyk in 2023. After the teased Fury-Anthony Joshua fight fell through, Fury is facing Chisora to remain active.
How Can Derek Chisora Defeat Tyson Fury?
On paper, Chisora losses this fight 99 times out of 100. However, he owns enough punching power to put anybody’s lights out. The problem is, he’ll struggle to reach the chin of Fury, let alone damage it.
It’s a one-punch chance opportunity for Chisora, and if he doesn’t find it early, this fight will get ugly.
The Betting Pick
The available odds at the sportsbooks are fair, as the chance of Fury losing this bout is very slim. With that said, betting a -2000 moneyline isn’t viable. Chisora has displayed a solid chin during his career, and most recently, Joseph Park nor Usyk could stop the brute in twelve rounds.
With a total set at 6½ rounds, expecting the underdog to survive six rounds is a wagering opportunity we can support. Will Fury finish the fight? Most likely, but he’ll break Chisora’s spirit through the course of 8-10 rounds before the TKO/KO ends the bout.
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