By Charles Brown: IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk finds it confusing and funny that Tyson Fury has chosen Derek Chisora as his next opponent to defend his WBC title.
Although Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) did not come out right and said, the obvious question is why Fury would choose an old washed-up fighter with a 1-3 record in the last four fights instead one of the talented. competitors in the category?
Not only did it leave Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) vulnerable in the process, but it also raised questions about where he was mentally after his fight with former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last year at the month of October.
Wilder essentially knocked Fury out in the fourth round, with the referee giving what many boxing fans felt was a slow count, which saved Tyson from the 6’7″ powerful Deontay stopping Tyson.
The question is, has Wilder played anything from Fury in this fight in terms of his goals and plans to fight other fighters who can finish the job he started that night?
“Kind of made me laugh a little bit. Why is he doing this?” said Oleksandr Usyk via talkSPORT about Tyson Fury’s decision to fight journeyman Derek Chisora.
I totally agree with Usyk. Why on earth is Fury fighting Chisora who is 38 years old with 12 losses in his history and not even the fourth heaviest in the UK? Why this fearsome enemy instead of the most talented fighter?
I hate to say it, but this fight with Deontay could take something away from Fury, leaving him afraid to throw another punch for fear of them killing him and ruining his chances for a big payday against Usyk in February or Next March. year.
Supporters of the group already believe that Fury deliberately broke up the fight talks with Anthony Joshua with the two dates he had set.
Fury defends Chisora
“I will not sit here and call Chisora’s name. I respect him,” Fury told TheSun.
“I have nothing bad to say about Derek; he’s a good fighter, and he brings his game every time. [But] In my kingdom now, I reign. I’m going to beat him, and then I’m going to beat a little average [Usyk].
“He said he would fire me; I want to see him do it. If he does, I will be the first one to congratulate him,” said Fury.