Derek Chisora has revealed a fan-friendly agreement with Tyson Fury ahead of their upcoming stadium fight.
The pair have faced off twice before in their careers. In 2011, Fury racked up the rounds against a game Chisora to take a clear decision victory.
2014 saw an even better performance by the bigger man, as Chisora didn’t return from his corner after the tenth – his trainer Don Charles seeing enough to pull his fighter from the contest.
“We agreed. We said ‘you know what, we do the announcement, then we stand in the middle, we don’t leave, we stand there.’ We shook on it. So we’ll see.”
Of course, this suits Chisora, who has claimed that his only chance of victory is via stoppage. That becomes much less unlikely should Fury want to stand and trade to put on a show for the tens of thousands of fans that have braved The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December.
Since those first bouts back in the early 2010s, ‘The Gypsy King’s style has changed, and he’s leaning more towards stoppage victories than going the distance.
Three of his last four wins have come via KO. Much of this can be put down to his partnership with SugarHill Steward – a Kron style Detroit trainer who, like his uncle Emanuel, has his fighters sit down on punches to allow their full power to translate.
There’s also an argument that ‘The Gypsy King’, now 34-years-old, has lost a bit of that famous agility that saw him beat and dethrone long-reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Whatever the reason, it’s not out of the question for a confident Fury to brawl with Chisora – and it just may make it more interesting.