‘A Big Old Bodybuilder Can’t Blast Me Out, My Friend’: Tyson Fury to Derek Chisora

Published 01/14/2022, 11:05 PM EST
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury before the fight REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Top rivals Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua rank among the elite heavyweights of this era. Both the men share a tremendous rivalry and their rift has only increased with time. The two men were also on the brink of confronting each other for the undisputed heavyweight title in 2021, but this collision fell through.

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Despite that, the boxing purists and enthusiasts are still weighing on this iconic matchup. Recently, Derek Chisora picked Anthony Joshua to hammer ‘The Gypsy King’. Citing Chisora’s comments, Fury came up with an opinion.

The WBC heavyweight champion said, “This is a message for Derek Chisora. I just seen that yes that you think ‘AJ’ would blast me out. Never in a million years. Have the biggest puncher in history can’t blast me out. Wladimir Klitschko can’t blast me out. A big old bodybuilder can’t blast me out, my friend.”

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The Fury vs Joshua fight fell through as Deontay Wilder secured his rematch with ‘The Gypsy King’. Hence, ‘AJ’ was ordered to confront his mandatory challenger, Oleksandr Usyk.

While ‘The Gypsy King’ remained successful in beating his foe, Joshua fell short.

Tyson Fury feels Oleksandr Usyk will smash Anthony Joshua next time

Immediately after his defeat, ‘AJ’ triggered the rematch with his Ukrainian rival. He is keen on leveling the scores, but ‘The Gypsy King’ doesn’t think it will happen.

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Tyson Fury said, “Usyk will smash him next time properly. He might be even punch and knock him out.”

Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

This rematch of their September 2021 bout is expected to materialize by early 2022. As the WBC heavyweight champ somehow feels his compatriot doesn’t stand a chance against Usyk, it will be interesting to see if Fury’s statements come true or ‘AJ’ turns the tables.

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What do you make of Fury’s comments to ‘WAR’ and his take on Usyk vs Joshua 2?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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