Chisora: Fury desperate for fame
Dereck Chisora is urging fans not to believe the hype as he prepares to take on Tyson Fury on July 23.
Chisora, who on two occasions was denied the chance to fight world champion Wladimir Klitschko recently, will defend his British and Commonwealth titles against the unbeaten Fury.
Hennessy Promotions have built up Fury’s reputation over the past two years with an almost continuous barrage of meaningless soundbites, but despite having a similar 14-0 record to Chisora he has achieved much less to date.
Fury has twice defeated one-time contender John McDermott for the English belt but Chisora has been operating at a different level and is not concerned by his opponent’s fighting talk.
“I really don’t see anything in Fury that concerns me too greatly,” he said. “I see this as a similar fight to Gary Mason versus Jess Harding, another similar heavyweight who stood bolt upright and got punished for it.
“Tyson Fury’s comments and attitude are quite funny, his wit is just not sharp enough to get under my skin but he keeps wasting his energy trying to.
“He is so desperate for fame it is taking him away from reality, it’s laughable, and he would do anything or say anything to get a headline and when it matters most, in the ring, he just hasn’t delivered.
“People ask what have I got that Fury hasn’t? Well the list is endless but most importantly, two championship belts.”
Chisora has been out of the ring since beating Sam Sexton in September but was surprisingly cherry-picked by Klitschko for a mandatory title defence.
Injuries and the prospect of a unification fight with David Haye subsequently ruled Klitschko out but Chisora has remained active and is all set to finish off preparations abroad.
“Training is going great, I’ve trained for Klitschko twice now so was already in great shape when this fight was arranged,” he added.
“My training preparations are spot on and bang on schedule for 23rd July. Now I’m off to Marbella, where the sea air and climate suits me and being away from home keeps me focused.”