Can Derek Chisora flip the script against Tyson Fury?

2K827GF Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora (right) following a press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Tyson Fury will defend his world heavyweight title against Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3. Fury has beaten his British rival twice before, via a unanimous decision at Wembley in July 2011 and a retirement win three years later at London?s ExCel. Picture date: Thursday October 20, 2022.

Yesterday it was announced Tyson Fury would defend his unbeaten record against Derek Chisora in a trilogy bout.

The Gypsy King has came out of his retirement to defend his belts once again and following his convincing win over Dillian Whyte, many expected him to face off against Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk upon his return.

We’re led to believe that AJ’s team fumbled the negotiations and Usyk won’t fight again until 2023, meaning Fury needed an opponent for his December 3 date.

At yesterday’s press conference, Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, listed off all of the unavailable heavyweights before revealing Chisora was the highest ranked available opponent for Fury.

Chisora holds a professional record of 33 wins and 12 losses, with two of those losses coming against Fury back in 2011 and 2014.

But, despite his past failures in the ring with Fury, can Chisora flip the script in what would be a huge underdog victory?

The path to success…

Fury managed to initially beat Chisora 11 years ago through an unanimous decision, and in the rematch Chisora was retired by his corner in at the end of the 10th round.

The vast majority of fight fans agree that across the 22 rounds fought between the pair, Fury won every single one, which begs the question what is the point of another bout?

The only man many people see capable of beating Fury is Fury himself. The mindset in which he enters a fight will almost always determine the outcome of that fight. And an in-form, 100% Fury beats most of the division with ease.

Since the last time they fought, Fury has seemingly learned how to finish his opponents more consistently and for a Chisora who is now 38-year-old and has lost three of his last four, this isn’t good news.