Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora: Everything You Need To Know About Saturday’s Fight

Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora: Everything You Need To Know About Saturday’s Fight
Frank Weber
Author:
Frank Weber
Updated: 
December 23rd 2022

Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs)  will return to the ring this Saturday, December 3rd, to take on Heavyweight journeyman Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) in an attempt to defend his WBC Heavyweight championship for the third time since winning it in 2020. This will be the pair’s third meeting in the ring, with all previous results going to Fury. Their first fight came in 2011, when a 23-year-old Fury took both the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles from the 27-year-old Chisora via unanimous decision. Chisora failed to make it to the final bell in the rematch in 2014, losing via corner stoppage in the tenth round. Chisora will look to turn the tables here on Saturday by shocking the world and grabbing his first career win over the “Gypsy King”  himself. 

Fight Time, Place, And How To Watch

Date: December 3rd, 2022

Main Card Start: 12:00 PM EST

Main Event Start: Approx. 5:00 PM EST

Where to Watch: ESPN+ (US), BT (UK)

Where The Fight Is Happening: Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium, London

Fury vs Chisora Odds

As of Monday, November 28th, Fury is a hefty favorite, currently sitting at -3000 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Chisora, who is at +1000 to shock the world, is most likely to win via TKO according to the online sportsbook, with those odds posted at +1800.

Here are Fury’s Winning Method Odds:

  • Fury by Decision or Technical Decision: +250
  • Fury by KO/TKO/DQ: -300
  • Fury by KO: +240
  • Fury by TKO: -115
  • Fury by DQ: +6500
  • Fury by UD: +400
  • Fury by SD: +1400
  • Fury by MD: +2500

The over/under for the fight is currently set at 6.5 rounds, with under 6.5 being the underdog (at +100). 

How Chisora Can Win

So many people have already counted Chisora out, with some pundits even calling it a “waste” of a title fight. Many people are upset with Fury for seeming taking an “easy” fight and holding up the division. Fury responded to these criticisms with a question of his own, saying in an interview with MMAFighting: “How many times have they fought for the world title? How many times have they been punched in the face? That’s my question to them.”

So, to Chisora’s dismay, it appears as if he won’t be getting overlooked by Fury, which could’ve been a nice way for Chisora to grab an upset win (I mean, we’ve all seen Rocky, right?). 

While Chisora’s odds to win are the lowest they’ve ever been in his career, he at least know what it’s like to be an underdog. Chisora closed at +240 when fighting Kubrat Pulev in 2016, and was able to grab a split-decision win and shut up all the haters. Then, as recently as 2018, Chisora found himself on the wrong side of the odds yet again, closing at +175 in his fight against Carlos Takam, in which Chisora ended up winning via TKO in the eighth round. So, the moral of the story is: he’s at least been (somewhat) in this position before. But even though he was able to beat the odds on those nights, facing the Gypsey King is a whole different ballgame. 

Saturday night ending with Chisora’s hand raised would be bigger than Buster Douglas over Mike Tyson and Hasim Rahman over Lennox Lewis combined–but IF he gets it done, how would he do it?

By sticking to the basics. 

Chisora has more experience than anyone at his level, so there’s no questioning his innate ability to box. Chisora has also proven the strength of his chin by only losing via TKO three times and never having been truly knocked out. Chisora is no stranger to going the distance as well, seeing as each of his last four fights have gone to the final bell. That said, three of those fights were losses in which he absorbed tons of punishment–so I don’t mean to add more insult to injury, but things are not looking great for Derek Chisora.

How Tyson Fury Can Win

Fury has a lot on the line here on Saturday night. Of course, he wants to defend his belts–but there is a second storyline behind this fight that involves WBA, IBF, and WBO Champion Aleksander Usyk. Usyk fought Chisora in 2020, winning by unanimous decision in a relatively unimpressive bout. If Fury is able to really beat down on Chisora, he would be able to hold his win in comparison to Usky’s in the buildup for their fight (which should be happening in the Spring of 2023). 

You have to figure that Fury will be able to do some serious damage to the former Champion, Chisora. If Joseph Parker and Kubrat Pulev can do damage to Chisora, then you figure Fury will definitely be able to get some hands on him. 

Telling you Fury will win is a bit of a given–so how about this: I’m predicting a sixth-round TKO victory for Fury, coming in a fight that was dominated by him from the first bell. 

So, if you want to make a little money, you should keep your eyes on the UNDER 6.5 rounds (+100), and the Fury via TKO (-115) bets.

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