World heavyweight title challenger, Derek Chisora, has claimed that his upcoming opponent and long time rival, Tyson Fury, is a worse fighter than when they last fought in 2014.
Speaking to BT Sport ahead of his trilogy with ‘The Gypsy King’, Chisora said that he has already faced the best version of Fury.
“I think he was a better fighter when I last boxed him. Last time I fought him he was better, he was good, he was on point.”
Chisora clearly believes that the current WBC and Lineal heavyweight champion is no bigger threat since their last fight, and went on to confirm that he believes he has improved since that day.
‘WAR’ Chisora is coming off an impressive split decision victory over Kubrat Pulev in July, a fight that saw him pick up his first win in almost three years. Fury’s last outing was a sixth round knockout over Dillian Whyte in a mandatory defence of his WBC title.
Fury and Chisora will meet for the third time on 3rd December at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Daniel Dubois also defending his WBA regular title against South African Kevin Lerena on the card.
The fight was initially met with backlash when it was announced in October due to a possible fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua falling through. Chisora is coincidentally managed by Joshua’s 258 Management.
The reaction to the matchmaking was also due to the that Fury has already beaten Chisora twice, on points in July 2011 and via tenth round retirement in November 2014.
‘The Gypsy King’ has also been unable to make a fight against Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed blue ribbon crown as the Ukrainian won’t be ready until 2023 following his rematch win over Anthony Joshua in August in Saudi Arabia.
Fans will hope to see that undisputed bout happen next should Fury come through Chisora unscathed.