Ahead of his trilogy bout with Tyson Fury, Derek Chisora has accused his opponent of cheating during their first meeting in the ring.
Following broken down negotiations with Anthony Joshua and a bizarre series of videos with Mahmoud Charr, Tyson Fury has announced Derek ‘WAR’ Chisora as his next opponent. The pair will face off for a third time on December 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a fight that will see Fury put his WBC Heavyweight World Title on the line.
Given that Fury has two conclusive victories over his fellow Englishman, many fans see the third as a nothing fight. Chisora, however, believes there was some foul play. He told TalkSPORT that there was ‘a bit of cheating’ on the part of the ‘The Gypsy King.’
“Listen, first fight there was a bit of cheating going on in there. I can’t talk about it now but one day I will. Second fight he beat me fair and square, but [in the first] fight he cheated a little bit.”
“In the first round he cut his glove and he thumbed in the eye. If you look at the fight in the first round, I could not see properly cause he thumbed me cause he cut the glove off … but I didn’t complain about that at the time, I didn’t care.”
“As long as he fights fair and square, we’re cool.”
Chisora’s comments are reminiscent of Deontay Wilder’s. The American former-champion has remained adamant that Fury cheated him out of the WBC title. Wilder’s accusations were largely branded as ridiculous – chalked up to his inability to take a loss rather than anything on Fury’s part – and there has been nothing to substantiate them.
As for Chisora’s, Fury is yet to respond and, given that the first fights were in 2011 and 2014 and nothing has been said until now, may not even feel the comments are worthy of doing so. Regardless, the pair will enter the ring for what’s likely to be the final time this December.