The Battle of Britain–Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora

Fury vs Chisora

Both will enter sporting near identical 14-0 records with Fury having one more KO at 10 to Chisora’s 9 KOs. Fury is the English champ whereas Chisora will defend his British crown. Both talk a good fight with boasts of projected ring mayhem, but soon enough push will come to shove and they will have to step into the ring to prove it, thank goodness.

Ring Hijinks
Ring Hijinks

Fury of course is the jolly funsized man-child of boxing, all 21 years, 6-9 and 260+lbs of him equipped with a fast jab and nimble feet that belie a man of his size. Chisora is no wilting flower himself, standing some 6-2 and 240 stumpy lbs of solid development who thrives as a come forward fighter at ring center, exactly the style of Fury, so both get to use their natural styles if they choose.

This being boxing, we can’t say if either has any new wrinkles they will debut, but lately Fury has been seen under the tutelege of reknown Manny Steward who may have some influence in this fight and perhaps even be in Fury’s corner for the fight. That would seemingly translate to more powerful single punches, more footwork, and more clinching for Fury, but we shall have to wait and see.

Both have proven to be durable all action fighters at previous levels, so the fight should last a while if not be bitterly contested to the end. Fury fights at a higher pace with more punches, so off hand I tend to think his higher punch output could be the key to the fight if Chisora can’t keep pace.

The View From the Bottom
The View From the Bottom

Chisora has also been inactive of late, his last bout coming in September of last year, but he’s at least been in training while being caught up in the international merry go round between Wlad Klitschko and David Haye, so I’m thinking he should be well honed in a hard edge of frustration over being used as a pawn in the politics of world title negotiations.

Fury has twice beat a similar sized, styled and more experienced fighter in Big John McDermott. Chisora has no experience against someone of Fury’s size and talent, but he had been training hard for the ill fated Klitschko fight so should be well prepped for the size difference at least.

I’m guessing that Chisora will be the marginal favorite with Fury backers coming on strong the last week to perhaps reverse the odds. The casual British fight fans for whom this donnybrook is dedicated are treated to two supersized young bucks looking to rumble their way into big time heavyweight boxing.

The fight should be good enough that the loser may also enhance his status as often happens in all action battles, so you’ve been forewarned, the occasion cannot be missed.

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