The boxing world unites once again this weekend as two warriors go head to head in the heavyweight division as Tyson Fury takes on Derek Chisora for the WBC championship of the world.
The two British fighters will go head-to-head for a third time, this time with the biggest crown in the sport on the line when they meet in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Fury puts his undefeated record on the line too.
We'll take a look at the fight, break it down as best we can and provide you with our best free boxing picks to see if we can earn you some extra cash for the holiday season.
Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora information
- Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
- Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
- 17:00 ET expected ring walk
- WBC Heavyweight championship
- 12x3 minute rounds
Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora odds
This fight is sure to be an entertaining match up, but it's only going to be going one way if you take a look at the betting odds.
The Gypsy King opened as the favorite and has stayed that way throughout, with his status as one of the world's best pound-for-pound fighters cemented already.
Fury is 32-0-1 professionally with 23 knockout wins, and nine decisions, with each of his last three wins coming via knockout. That includes his two wins over legendary heavyweight Deontay Wilder in their all-timer three-fight series, while he KO'd Dillian Whyte in his most recent bout back in April.
At best price -2000 with BetUS sports betting, you would have to bet $2000 to see a return of $100 if you believe he can continue his perfect record.
He'll be coming up against a real veteran of the sport in Chisora, who is coming off the back of three losses in his last four fights via decision to Oleksandr Usyk, Joseph Parker (twice) before a controversial split decision win over Kubrat Pulev back in July.
Chisora has a professional record of 33-12 with 23 knockout wins, but none since October 2019 against David Price.
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Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora preview
Firstly, this fight for the WBC heavyweight championship is a massive size mismatch.
Fury stands six-foot-nine with a massive 85-inch reach, whereas Chisora is just six-foot-one with a 74-inch reach. A lot of Fury’s success comes from how he uses his size. He's one of the very best when it comes to keeping his opponents at a distance, and when he engages in the clinch, he’ll lean all his weight on his opponent to tire them out as the fight goes on.
The Gypsy King is also quite good with head movement, often dodging close calls with a quick twitch or two and his jab is simply exceptional for a big man with great power and speed to match.
Chisora uses aggression and pressure to take advantage of every opportunity he gets.
Since he’s relatively small for a heavyweight, he’s found a great ability to get underneath his opponents’ long reaches and trading punches in tight. Since Chisora is powerless vs Fury at range, the duck-and-bang style becomes very predictable and easy to defend, but his power is no joke and Fury will have to be wary of that.
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Boxing picks: Back Fury on the cards
Many people are expecting Fury to come out of the blocks, blast Chisora with jabs, movement and footwork and eventually get him out of there pretty quickly.
But I see this as more of a tune up fight for Fury in terms of getting himself more rounds in the bank to prepare for a 2023 bout to become undisputed heavyweight champion when he eventually fights Usyk.
Chisora has been finished before, with a KO defeat against Dillian Whyte in the 11th round back in 2018 the last time he suffered a knockout loss. His chin is one of his greatest weapons, and if he can get Fury to exchange with him then it opens up the chance for him to land his big right hand that has put out so many people himself.
I don't expect that he will come forward and win this fight, because he's just not on the same level as Fury as a boxer or a puncher, but Fury will know better than most that Chisora won't go away easily and may choose to play it a little bit safer wherever he can.
Don't be surprised to see Fury smash through him and finish him early, but considering the value of the bets, taking a punt on Fury to win the bout on the scorecards isn't a bad thing.