Popular heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora appeared in an interview with Sky Sports, where he talked about facing the two current heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Upon being asked about his preferred opponent, Chisora said, “I think it will be a great to have with ‘The Gypsy King’ because he has always promised me a third fight. He owes anyway because we speak every day, he owes me that fight. So he’s always saying he wants to give me that fight, so… He’s a man of his words, so that’ll be the fight I’d like to have.”
Chisora and Fury have fought twice in the past, once in 2011 and the second time in 2014. Both fights were won by Fury. Ever since his second loss to Fury, which came via stoppage in the tenth round, Chisora has been keen for a third fight.
Dereck Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) is currently set to face the former undisputed cruiserweight champion and current heavyweight contender, Oleksandr Usyk. The bout was initially fixed for May 23 but was postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The clash is now set for October 31.
The winner of this bout will become the mandatory challenger for the WBO heavyweight title, which is currently held by Anthony Joshua.
As far as fighting Tyson Fury is concerned, Chisora will have to first get through Usyk, who is undefeated in his professional career with 17 wins and 13 knockouts. Although Chisora is on a three-fight winning streak, he will be the underdog going into this bout.
While Chisora has more experience, Usyk will have the experience of performing on the biggest stage. If Chisora were to win this fight, he will be eligible to fight for the WBO title.
However, as the title will most likely be vacated by Joshua to fight Fury next year, he might have to sit out and wait for his chance while the two best heavyweights on the planet face each other.