Teddy Atlas gave his two cents on this weekend’s up coming heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora, and stated that, regardless of how those in the sport view the clash, the British public will show up the manner for which they are known.
When it was put to Atlas on his podcast The Fight that Fury vs Chisora was a fight that few were calling for, the esteemed trainer responded that it didn’t matter – British fans would show up regardless.
“It’s the Brits! The Brits are gonna come out! They’re gonna come out, and they’ll have their pints afterwards, but they’re all going to come out.”
Frank Warren told media that 60,000 tickets have been sold for the event, however critics have been quick to point out that many of these were to secondary markets like StubHub, and that there will likely be a lot less actually in Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium.
The general reaction to the fight was one of disappointment, mainly due to the fact Fury has already defeated Chisora comfortably on two occasions as well as ‘Del Boy’s notable decline in recent years.
And Atlas admitted that he believed the fight served as little more than a payday for both men.
“At the end of the day, there’s two things that this is. It’s a pension plan for Chisora when he goes out, an old war horse who’s given his all for so many years. It’s also an easy payday for Fury against a 38 year old guy who he’s already beaten twice.”
Unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk will reportedly be ringside on Saturday night, and the boxing world will be hoping a deal between he and Fury can be agreed in hasty fashion.
With Saudia Arabia hot favourites to host the fight, fans may finally get the undisputed heavyweight clash that has eluded them for two decades.
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