David Haye has given his opinion on the upcoming heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora and, contrary to popular opinion, Haye believes Chisora is good value for his shot at the WBC world title.
Haye, who has both managed and fought Chisora thinks that ‘Del Boy’ has earned the trilogy bout with Fury due to his willingness to back himself against any opponent – sometimes even at short notice.
Speaking to the Betfred Lightweight Boxing Show, Haye said
“I’m personally excited about it because I’ve seen Derek Chisora’s trajectory. People a few years ago would have thought that him receiving a world title shot was ludicrous because he’s lost 12 fights.”
“Who fights for a world title fight after losing three of his last five fights? Very few, but in boxing, if you stick with it, you’re dedicated and you’re willing to take fights on short notice from time to time and put yourself in the ring with very dangerous opponents, then what goes around comes around.”
“When he fought Vitali Klitschko, he got peanuts but still put in a really good performance. This time, he will be on ten times as much as he received from the Klitschko fight. Financially, as a fighter in the twilight of his career, he deserves the platform with such a high rank opponent.”
Chisora was unsuccessful in both meetings with Fury when the pair faced in their earlier careers, ‘The Gyping King’ emerging a comfortable winner on both occasions.
Despite calls from some quarters to retire, Chisora defeated Kubrat Pulev last time out in what was arguably a career-best win, so the fact he jumped at an opportunity to face old foe Fury should perhaps come as no surprise.
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