Fury vs Chisora: Timeline (Or: How did we get here?)
CHISORA was 10-0 and Fury was 6-0 when the match started. Chisora is serving a four-month ban for biting Paul Butlin, a decision that prevented him from challenging British champion Danny Williams. Del admitted in a letter to boxing news that he was offered to fight Fury. He said it could go on for “the right amount.”
Hughie Fury, Tyson’s uncle and trainer at the time, made a better offer, saying: “Tyson will give Chisora his wallet if Derek wins. If Tyson wins, Chisora still gets paid. We can’t say fairer than that.”
CHISORA’s challenge for the British title has been postponed after Danny Williams was ruled out for contracting the virus – with Fury asked to take part. However, Fury was in the United States at the time with Emanuel Stewart and was not available.
FURY overcame John McDermott in a rematch at the stuffy Brentwood Center. The match was the final elimination match for the British heavyweight belt held by Chisora.
Chisora doesn’t care about the fight. He was hoping for a hit on WBO and IBF belt holder Wladimir Klitschko. A war that has been lost twice.
FURY and Chisora almost fought at the O2 Arena. Frankie Gavin was boxing Young Mutley when Fury spotted Chisora.
Fury said: “When I fight you, I will take you down.”
Chisora replied, “There is not enough money to fight.”
Fury tore his shirt and said: “I don’t fight for money, I fight for honor. Let’s fight now, the old-fashioned way, fight in the streets.”
Fury remembers that it took more than 20 security personnel to get him out of the exit. He said: “They kindly asked me to leave and I left kindly. Good thing they didn’t try to push me out the door… I paid £100 for the ticket and asked for a refund, but I didn’t get it.”
MICK HENNESSY, then Fury’s promoter, outbid Frank Warren to stage the Chisora-Fury match for the British and Commonwealth titles.
Hennessy was betting because he didn’t have a TV contract at the time, but Channel Five agreed to show the match, from Wembley Arena on 23 July 2011.
Fury brought a small pair of people to the press conference to announce the match and agreed to place a £100,000 side bet with Chisora.
IN a phone press conference days before the fight, Fury called Chisora a “coward” and a “bully” and threatened to “kill” him. Chisora put down the phone. Fury apologizes.
Boxing News and bookmakers reckon Chisora will keep the British and Commonwealth title by beating Fury.
Chisora hit the heaviest of her career – at the time – 9 lbs 18th, while Fury hit 18 3 1/2 lbs.
During the referee’s instructions, Chisora looked up at Fury and said, “You’re not that tall.”
Fury is about 8 inches taller than the champion – and difficult to approach. Chisora put pressure on in the second inning, but towards the end of the seventh, Don Charles threatened to pull Chisora out.
Chisora appeared defiant, saying, “Come on, come on” to Fury as the gap between them widened on the scoreboard. Fury went on to win 118-111 and 117-112 (twice) and Channel Five later reported that about three million viewers watched it.
FURY was looking for a fight after David Haye twice pulled out of a fight with him – costing him around £5m in profit – and Frank Warren called him to pitch an idea.
Fury’s promoter, Mick Hennessy, doesn’t have a TV contract and Warren invited Fury to his show at Copper Box Arena in February 2014.
Chisora is also on the show, and if both he and Fury win, they could meet again.
The rematch is of interest to Fury as Chisora has 4 kills in a row and is in the top 10 with WBC, IBF and WBA.
Fury, the fat 19th 8lbs, beat Joey Abell of the Minnesota south to a four-round beat in his first fight in 10 months and then Chisora took Kevin Johnson and beat him over. 10 innings.
FRANK WARREN announced Fury-Chisora II will resume in Manchester on July 26 – unless Fury is banned. At the press conference announcing the match, Fury knocked over the table and walked out.
Fury threatened and cursed Chisora during a press conference a few weeks before the fight.
Chisora tried to reassure Fury and Tyson replied, “I don’t know how many women and children were in the audience. This is my program, I do what I want. This is your right. It’s not tap dancing.
Fury took to Twitter to apologize, writing: “Just a performance, forgive me.”
Five days before the fight, Fury received a call informing that Chisora had broken his arm while fighting Alexander Ustinov – and the fight was over.
Ustinov agreed to participate, but on the day of the match, Fury’s uncle and former coach, Hughie, were placed in intensive care and Tyson withdrew.
WARREN revealed Fury will face Chisora in their rematch at ExCel Arena on Nov.
In the same show, Billy-Joe Saunders will defend the British, Commonwealth and European middleweight titles against Chris Eubank Jnr
The council fined Fury £15,000 for his outbursts at the previous Chisora press conference. Fury decided to cover his mouth with duct tape when meeting the media to announce the rematch.
He answered questions with hand gestures and when asked how long the match would last, Tyson raised his middle finger before thinking again. He raised two fingers and pointed at Chisora.
The 17th CHISORA weighs 3 ½ lbs – about 20 lbs lighter than the first fight – and has momentum. He looks to be at the peak of his career, while Fury has only boxed four innings in the previous 19 months.
Fury said he planned to win without taking a single punch and when he boxed as a southern puncher, Chisora struggled to get close to him. .
The crowd grew restless as Fury gave a boxing lesson and before Saturday, Charles asked Chisora: “Do you want to be in it?”
Chisora was quick on her feet, but the beating continued. By the end of the round, his right eye was swollen and his mouth was bleeding. Chisora was told before the 10thorder: “Now or never, no regrets tomorrow morning,” but it was too late.
Fury asked referee Marcus McDonnell to intervene in the 10th round, but he finished the round and was withdrawn by Charles.
FURY, six months after dethroning Wladimir Klitschko, said he has “a soft spot” for Chisora ahead of his fight with Kubrat Pulev for the European championship in Hamburg. Fury flies to the fight and finds Chisora hit with points.
FURY appeared in Monaco to weigh Chisora’s match against European champion Agit Kayabel. Inactive Fury weighs more than 20 stones.
The pair shared a few private words, but the camera caught Fury saying: “I owe you the trilogy.” Chisora replied, “It will be a good match… I can’t wait.”
Fury is heard saying that he needs to lose weight by 7 stone. Chisora was beaten in points.
FURY is gearing up for a rematch with Deontay Wilder as he reveals his future plans.
After Wilder, he plans to face Anthony Joshua and then: “I always told my old friend Dereck Chisora that I was going to have a farewell match with him. Maybe we can fight at Old Trafford with the old ‘Del Boy’.”
CHISORA said he’s “ready to put my home on Dillian Whyte knocking out Tyson Fury” ahead of their game at Wembley Stadium.
Fury said Chisora was “homeless” after he criticized Whyte at the age of six and added: “I have a house next to mine in Morecambe, you can come in at any time. come on, buddy.”
Chisora was discovered at a celebratory gathering the next day. Fury announced his retirement after his fight with Whyte.
EDDIE Hearn revealed there was contact from Fury’s team about the possibility of a third fight with Chisora.
Fury has previously revealed that he is no longer “best friends” with Chisora after he chose Whyte to defeat him.
FURY retires (again) at 34order birthday – just two days after saying he wants to see Chisora in a three-way battle.
A few days later, he said he planned to fight again with Isaac Lowe just as his coach, a few days later, to reiterate his plans to retire.
Fury claims Chisora turned down £2m to fight him, saying he wanted £3m.
CHISORA appeared during the Joe Joyce-Joseph Parker match in Manchester, where Fury was supporting Parker and confronting him in the ring.
Chisora says he’s ready to fight Fury empty-handed. Fury tells Chisora that he should sign to fight him in the ring – and Chisora replies that he was never sent a contract.
THE whisper that Fury and Chisora will fight for the third time has been confirmed at a press conference.