Derek Chisora has responded to the negative talk surrounding his fight with Tyson Fury in a typically indifferent manner.
Backlash from boxing fans has been steady ever since the fight was announced. Despite Fury’s negotiations with Anthony Joshua, as well as a bizarre exchange with an inactive and unranked Mahmoud Charr, he settled on old foe Chisora for his December title defence.
Fans cynicism at the matchmaking stems from the fact that Fury has already beaten Chisora twice, and also that the challenger wasn’t as well placed in the WBC rankings as other potential opponents.
The latest news for the boxing world to shout about was the pay-per-view price. BT Sport Box Office will be charging £26.95 to tune in to the event – a £2 increase from ‘The Gypsy King’s last outing against Dillian Whyte.
When asked about the ‘noise’ from the British public by IFL TV, Chisora said he didn’t care.
“I don’t mind the noise, bro, but I don’t care. The British public – they feel one minute they love the England [football] team, they love the players … they love [Bukayo] Saka. One minute they love him, he miss a penalty, they want to f***ing strangle him. And then he scores in the world cup – they love him.”
The British public they don’t know what the f**k they want, bro. They don’t know what the f**k they want. Tell me what you want and I will give it to you. But if you don’t know, just f***ing shut your mouth and enjoy the entertainment I’m giving you.”
Fury and Chisora fight on December 3 in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London. Whilst he’s a big underdog, ‘WAR’ Chisora is confident that he can shock the world.