Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora trilogy fight preview
In a trilogy clash this Decmebr 3rd, Tyson 'The Gypsy King' Fury is set to defend his WBC heavyweight belt against Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
'Gypsy King' Fury, 34 from Morecombe, said he was done with boxing after defeating Jamaican-born Briton Dillian Whyte, in a fight he later claimed to be illegal, citing he was pushed moments before his sixth-round knockdown, but he has decided to meet 'Del Boy' Chisora for a third time.
The Lineal heavyweight champion triumphed over Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) in 2011, then stopped him in Round 10 of their one-sided rematch in 2014.
Since their rematch, both men have achieved superstardom on a global scale. Chisora has demonstrated his durability and toughness against everyone, while Fury has solidified his place as one of the best heavyweights of all time.
Let's explore the date, time, predictions, and odds prior to the third bout between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora.
Fury-Chisora 3 Fight Information
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Location: Tottenham Spurs Stadium
How to Watch: ESPN+ (U.S.) / BT Sport Box Office (UK)
Fury-Chisora 3 Prediction
In their first encounter, 'The Gypsy King' won by decision, then retired Chisora in the rematch. A repeat is anticipated, with Fury expected to finish the challenger as fast or even faster than before.
– Tyson Fury has a 2-0 record against Derek Chisora.
– Tyson Fury has won 4 of his previous 5 fights via knockout.
– Tyson Fury defeated Derek Chisora in their most recent bout (November 2014).
– Derek Chisora has now lost 3 of his previous 4 fights.
– Derek Chisora has been knocked out 3 times in his career.
Tyson Fury Form
Tyson Fury enters his latest WBC heavyweight title defense on a five-fight winning streak. Yet, his only non-victory came in a contentious split decision draw to Deontay Wilder in December 2018, which remains the only bout in the 'Gypsy King's career that he couldn't clinch the win.
Fury later defeated Otto Wallin in his final fight by unanimous decision before taking on Wilder for the second time. In the rematch, he took the matter out of the judges' hands by outclassing 'The Bronze Bomber' before halting him in the seventh round.
The WBC champion then demolished Wilder again in the trilogy bout, stopping him in the 11th round. Fury moved on from Wilder after that fight and improved his record to 32-0-1 earlier this year with a sixth-round stoppage of Dillian Whyte under the arch at Wembley.
Derek Chisora Form
Having lost three of his last four fights, Derek Chisora landed the world title shot with a win over Kubrat Pulev in his last fight.
'War' won a decision over Senad Gashi after suffering an 11th-round knockout at the hands of Dillian Whyte. He then stopped Artur Szpilka in the second round to make it back-to-back wins before stopping David Price in the fourth round to make it three in a row.
Chisora's winning streak came to an end after his victory over Price, as he faced tougher competition and lost three straight. He lost a decision against Oleksandr Usyk before losing a split decision to former world champion Joseph Parker.
Chisora and Parker fought again a few months later, and this time the New Zealander won by unanimous decision.
'War' did, however, halt his losing streak in July of this year, winning a split decision victory over Kubrat Pulev. Chisora's professional record now stands at 33-12, with 23 victories coming by stoppage.
Derek Chisora will not win this bout. To defeat Tyson Fury, Chisora will need a miracle.
Fury-Chisora 3: Odds
Considering Chisora's 14th-ranked position in the WBC rankings, the odds for the bout reflect this, with MMA betting indicating that Fury is a 1/33 favorite to defeat Chisora, while the Londoner is only given an 11/1 chance. Fury has a 3/10 probability of winning via KO/TKO, with a points victory priced at 11/4.
In the meantime, a Chisora KO/TKO has a 14/1 chance, while a points decision for Del Boy has a 30/1 chance. The draw has a 33/1 probability of happening, but the fight is not expected to reach the distance, with a 1/4 chance of a stoppage versus 5/2 odds of going to the judges' scorecards.
When Fury declared in August that he would be returning from retirement to fight Chisora for the third bout, he opened as the -600 betting favorite. After ESPN reported that the two heavyweights were finalizing a contract, the odds soon climbed to -800 and are now at -1000. Meanwhile, Chisora started at +400, fell to +500, and is now at +600.
Fury's odds are the shortest since he debuted at -2500 against Otto Wallin in September 2019. If the current odds hold until fight night, they will be the longest in Chisora's career, surpassing the +520 odds he closed with when he faced Oleksandr Usyk in October 2020.
It's also the most lopsided odds in Fury's three fights with Chisora. When they fought for the first time in 2011, Fury was the -250 betting favorite. Chisora started the bout with +187 odds and was defeated by a unanimous decision. Fury was the -200 favorite in their rematch three years later, while Chisora was the +162.50 underdog. That fight was stopped in the tenth round by the Gypsy King.