Frank Warren Claims Derek Chisora A ‘Tougher Fight’ Than Anthony Joshua
With the news of a blockbuster clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua falling apart, Fury and his team are eyeing another opponent for his December 3 outing.
Fury still intends to fight on his planned date to prepare for a potential undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk, which is being eyed for early 2023.
Derek Chisora is expected to step up to fill that void.
Queensberry Promotions and Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren have asserted that the terms already agreed upon with the potential opponent. An official announcement has yet to come.
Fury’s UK co-promoter Warren told iFL TV:
“Obviously that [the AJ negotiations] caused a big problem, went on for three or four weeks. And we’ve been struggling to get an opponent.”
Chisora and Fury have already met two times before in the ring and the Gypsy King defeated Chisora on both occasions.
The fight might not attract a huge audience but Fury and his team contemplate having a good display before they push for the undisputed title fight Usyk at the start of the new year.
“We all were expecting that the fight in December would be Usyk, but Usyk wasn’t available.
“Now that looks like, I hope, going on in February,” Warren added.
“So Tyson wants to fight before then, he wants to get out and we want to get him out.”
The Queensberry Promotions owner insisted that Chisora will prove to be more competitive than Joshua.
“Derek might give him a better fight than AJ,” he said. “I’m not being disrespectful to him, I just think he [AJ] is more vulnerable.”