WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has admitted that he is repaying a favour by giving Derek Chisora, what seems on paper, a relatively undeserved title fight.
The unbeaten champ explained that the trilogy fight is a promise that he made to his ‘old mate’ Chisora a long time ago.
‘The Gypsy King’ seems grateful to Chisora for giving him similar opportunities back in 2011 and 2014, which Fury grabbed with both hands.
Most importantly, the 34-year-old fought Chisora in a world title eliminator and then went on to beat Wladimir Klitschko for the title.
“I am just very happy to be back in the U.K., back doing another massive fight at another massive stadium, two stadiums back-to-back. [I] cannot wait and giving my old mate [Derek] Chisora a crack of the whip, a third time but this time for the heavyweight championship of the world. [I’m] repaying the favour.
First time, two times before, Derek was the champion, he was the British and Commonwealth champion in 2011 and then I took them from him. Then he was the British and European champion in 2014 and it was the final eliminator for the world title. I always promised Derek Chisora, that I would fight him for the third time and that I’d give him that opportunity and here we are again.”
Fury’s honesty is sure to be met with some criticism given the recent announcement that the pay-per-view clash will be priced at £26.95 for their December 3rd fight, a surprising increase on his last fight against Dillian Whyte.
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