By Jack Tiernan: Gareth A. Davies said the fight between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora on December 3 “market” level of fighting for money.
Although the 38-year-old Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) is struggling to win fights at this stage of his career, sporting a dreadfully poor 1-3 record in his last four fights, he is well known in the UK and good to sell a fight.
WBC heavyweight champion Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) could fight a better opponent, like Martin Bakole or Michal Hunter, but the result will be the same, according to Gareth.
Fury tried to fight with Anthony Joshua, but it was impossible. Davies believes Eddie Hearn and 258 don’t want the fight because Joshua can still earn a lot of money.
“Boxing is a sport, but it’s a business, and at this level, it’s very much a business, and that’s what happened. It’s a business call,“said Gareth A. Davies to iFL TV, explaining why Derek Chisora was chosen as Tyson Fury’s next opponent instead of a talented candidate.
“Derek is really good at selling fights. He tried to play the villain yesterday.
Davies said of Fury and 38-year-old Chisora: “It’s amazing where those two guys are at.” “They have already sold a lot of tickets. The worst that could happen is Derek Chisora punching him.
“Derek is going to roll over his shoulder and throw a right up. You know what’s going to happen. It’s going to be a little fun. It could be Michael Hunter, Martin Bakole, or Luis Ortiz, but he’s going to hit them right. Fury’s going to be the same.” He’s up four times with Deontay Wilder taking him down.
“Derek’s got the call; he’s a religious man. It’s a fun dance; it’s December. It’s not Christmas we want. It’s not Christmas for boxing fans,” Davies said of the Fury-Chisora fight. III and the absence of the Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight that fans have been hoping to see.
“Fury-Joshua was amazing. I understand why Eddie Hearn and 258 did it because they would make more money with Joshua if he wasn’t beaten. now with Fury, and it’s a big risk to get beaten and beaten,” said Davies.