Many have criticized Tyson Fury for the fact that he retired several times this year and then returned to boxing again. Throughout the process, Fury has called out a number of boxers, announcing bouts against Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, and finally we'll be looking at Derek Chisora.
"Gypsy King" and Chisora should meet in the ring tonight around 22:15, and the fight will take place at the Tottenham Hotspurs stadium in London. It's not the match that boxing fans wanted, but the fact is that most of us will definitely watch this fight, because Fury's fights are not to be missed, and Derek Chisora has long been known as a fighter who always comes to fight openly.
The WBC title is at stake in tonight's fight and Chisora has a chance to crown his career with a world title 26 days before his 39th birthday. Fury is a huge favorite according to the bookies. 1.05 is the odds on his victory (Crobet), while 8.50 is the odds on Chisora's victory.
Of course, these are heavyweights, and Chisora weighed 118 kilograms (Fury 121.83 kg) at the weigh-in, and one punch can change the course of the entire fight. Fury has come under fire for choosing Chisora as his opponent.
This is a boxer who has three defeats in his last four appearances, but enters the title match after defeating Kubrat Pulev. For many years, Chisora has been fighting exclusively against top heavyweights, and considering that there is a certain friendship between him and Fury, it seems that Fury wanted to take advantage of the opportunity for Chisora to pay well once again at the zenith of his career.
However, Fury points out that it is also a very interesting fight. "I completed the book before I started training camp, so that was done," reported Tyson. "I recorded the single before I started training and I've just been doing remote interviews here and there regarding these projects." "I carved out Netflix for the full fight camp so I can concentrate on my opponent.
I physically, mentally and emotionally can't do any more to win this fight. By the time the fight comes I will have done nine weeks training, nine weeks of isolation away from my family." "SugarHill has been here and will have been for six or seven weeks by the time the fight comes around, I've had the nutritionist here for the full nine weeks and I have been alone in Morecambe Bay.
"I can't do any more than that." "I am isolating away from the family, keeping them at arm's length and just living like a fighter. While I am in camp I am in Spartan mode and I can't be around the family. I've got to have this fight attitude in order to win these fights, big fights.
You can fight six-rounders or against low-level opposition in eight-rounders and stuff and you can fight them anywhere. When you are fighting 12-round fights for the world heavyweight title and everything is on the line, you do have to take it very, very seriously." When it comes to multiple retirements and then coming back out of retirement, Fury had something to say on that topic as well.
"My relationship with boxing? I am in a very good place with boxing at the moment. I'm back, I'm hungry, I'm putting the work in, I'm grinding. George Foreman said a long time ago, along with some other boxers, that it is difficult to run along the road at five in the morning when you've got your Versace slippers on and your silk pajamas.
"I don't find it that way. My attitude is that it's easier for me running along the road knowing that I'm financially secure and have done all I've needed to do. This is a hobby now rather than a business or sport. This is my hobby and what I love to do.
"I've been in love with boxing for such a long time from being a little boy and I am 34 now, probably at the end of my career in the next few years. It has been a love-hate relationship and it has been toxic at times, but when it is good, it is very good.
"So we are in that relationship and I don't just abandon things. I try and make things work and that is where we are at the minute. I've wanted to leave a lot of times but it always drags me back. It is like a massive drug and an addiction.
"I know it is an addiction and I am an addictive person. It is not my best friend, it is an addiction. It is abusive because, when I come to this gym it abuses my body, my mind and my soul, but afterwards I feel it takes me to ecstasy.
The rush is unbelievable and it gives me the biggest highs ever, but it also gives me the lowest lows as well. "Boxing is more addictive than any drug ever. Ever. Because you can't let it go."