Wilder mocked by Warren in Chisora claim following Fury win
Tyson Fury press conference after Derek Chisora win
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Frank Warren has taken a swipe at Deontay Wilder’s punch resistance. The British promoter stated that Derek Chisora can ‘clearly take a better shot than Wilder’ in reference to the Bronze Bomber’s two heavy stoppages at the hands of Tyson Fury.
In their last outing, Wilder was sent tumbling to the canvas by a big right hand that shattered his consciousness. In the lead-up to the third bout, Wilder had told new trainer Malik Scott not to stop the fight at any stage after ex-coach Mark Breland had thrown in the towel in their previous outing.
The American went out on his shield as desired and it was much the same with Chisora who refused to call it a day despite being battered from pillar to post for ten rounds. In the end, Del Boy was saved from himself by referee Victor Laughlin who waved off the contest at the start of the tenth.
But despite the punishment he received, Chisora never touched the canvas – a point Warren highlighted in his post-fight reflection.
“Even though Tyson was a convincing winner [against Derek Chisora], I strongly believe it would have been a similar outcome had Joshua stepped up to the plate. Derek did better in there than Dillian Whyte did in April and clearly takes a better shot than Deontay Wilder,” said Warren in a press release sent around by Queensbury Promotions.
The fight itself received a largely negative response with many questioning whether a trilogy needed to take place given Fury’s convincing victories over his old foe in 2011 and 2014. Fans were hoping to see Anthony Joshua square off against Fury on the same night but despite positive initial talks, communication dropped at the eleventh hour as Chisora stepped in.
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“As everyone will be aware, we spent many weeks doing our utmost to get Anthony Joshua in the ring with Tyson but, ultimately, two sides have to want the fight and we didn’t have wriggle room with the date because plans were and are already in place for the Usyk fight in February-March,” said Warren on the AJ fight breakdown.
Despite being bashed from the off, the event managed to sell 60,000 tickets at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – a reminder of the star power that Fury possesses. He is now expected to face Oleksandr Usyk in the Middle East between February 18 and March 4.
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