Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora clash on Saturday 26th July at the Manchester Arena in a rematch of their fight in 2011. That time, Chisora came in overweight and out of shape and clearly had not prepared correctly, with Fury taking a comfortable points decision and looking the better man on the night. This time Chisora looks to be taking this deadly serious with the winner looking likely to go on and fight for a world title either versus one of the Klitschkos or for a vacant belt.
Dereck Chisora has had to rebuild after a tough period where he lost 4 out of 5 fights including the Fury loss, David Haye by knockout, an unlucky decision loss to Robert Helenius in Finland and a plucky points defeat to Vitali Klitschko in Germany. Chisora’s defeats have clearly come at a high level and he can still say he belongs here after a good run of 5 decent wins has rebuilt his stock at world level.
Tyson Fury comes into this still an undefeated man and will clearly be confident of repeating his 2011 success over Chisora. Fury has endured a frustrating time, with a mooted fight against David Haye falling through after Haye pulled out twice with injury. That was a fight that could have made Fury a very wealthy man, with a reported £5m expected purse, he now has had to come back to reality and will probably be on around £300k for this fight as he still looks for the big fight to cash in on his notoriety.
Let’s take a look then at the odds for the fight:
Tyson Fury 1/2 (Bet365 and various others)
Dereck Chisora 13/8 (Bet365)
Draw 25/1 (Skybet)
The bookies have played it safe in the outright market and I have to agree with them, Fury is the unbeaten man and with his huge frame he will have all the advantages over Chisora, who has struggled previously when facing bigger men. Chisora is a rather smaller heavyweight compared to the giant Fury and will probably have problems getting close enough to do much effective work.
Tyson Fury v Dereck Chisora Method Of Victory Odds
Tyson Fury by KO, TKO or Disq 7/4 (Paddy Power)
Tyson Fury by Decision or Technical Dec 9/4 (Skybet)
Dereck Chisora by KO, TKO or Disq 4/1 (Paddy Power)
Dereck Chisora by Decision or Technical Dec 5/1 (Paddy Power)
Looking at the method of victory market, it seems likely to me that this fight could go a similar way to the first fight. Yes, Chisora will be in better shape, but in that time Fury has also improved and looks a stronger, more mature boxer who is rounded and ready to go up to world level. Whilst Chisora has done well to rack up 5 wins on a row, these have been against lesser fighters who Fury would also expect to beat comfortably.
Chisora does have a very good chin however and has only been KO’d once in his career by David Haye who is a noted puncher at world level. Fury has a good punch on him and seems to have developed his power a bit over the years, but I think we could see another points victory for Fury, so I would put no-one off the 9/4 available with Skybet for Fury to win on points.
If you fancy Chisora, I would probably expect his main chance is to try and knock out Fury. Fury has been put down in a few fights as he does sometimes get lazy and drop his defences, he has always got back up again and come back to win but definitely this is a weakness that Chisora will be looking to expose. So therefore, 4/1 for Chisora KO is probably the best bet if you do fancy Chisora to upset the odds. However I am going to stick with my tip of Fury to take this one on points in a tough 12 round battle.
Tyson Fury to win on points @ 9/4 with Skybet