Saturday night time on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium sees the WBC heavyweight title on the road, nevertheless it’s a fairly undesirable trilogy as Tyson Fury defends towards Derek Chisora.
BT Sport Field Workplace televise Fury vs Chisora 3, stay within the UK, while ESPN+ airs the battle within the USA.
The 2 have met twice earlier than, and, not like most trilogies, it has been fairly routine on the 2 earlier events, with Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) successful a call to take Chisora’s British title in July 2011, after which forcing his rival to retire after ten, one-sided rounds of the rematch in November 2014.
Since that conflict, ‘The Gypsy King’ has gone on to change into world champion twice, first by defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, after which memorably stopping Deontay Wilder to win the WBC crown in a rematch in 2020.
The 34-year-old was final out in April, dealing with his obligatory challenger, Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium, and closed the present within the sixth.
The Manchester man introduced his retirement after defeating Whyte, however since reversed that call and noticed a mooted conflict with long-time rival Anthony Joshua fall by, earlier than Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) stepped in.
‘Struggle’ has lingered across the heavyweight scene for a while, however has often gained extra credit score for his defeats than his wins.
The 38-year-old misplaced to Oleksandr Usyk on the playing cards in October 2020, then a pair of choices to Joseph Parker in 2021, however managed to win his most up-to-date outing, a split decision triumph over former world title challenger, Kubrat Pulev in July.
Fury can be hopeful of dealing with WBA ‘tremendous’, WBO and IBF champion, Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight crown with victory on Saturday.
Prediction: It is a unusual, hand-picked possibility for Fury, and an pointless third battle between the 2. I feel Chisora can be spirited as ever, however his will must be floor down after little success, and he may withdraw within the later rounds.
Dubois defends WBA title towards Lerena
One other heavyweight title match heads the undercard.
Daniel Dubois makes the primary defence of his WBA ‘common’ belt, as he meets former IBO cruiserweight champion, Kevin Lerena.
Dubois (18-1, 17 KOs) has bounced again nicely since his stoppage defeat to Joe Joyce on the again finish of 2020, and gained the WBA strap with a fourth spherical knockout of Trevor Bryan in Miami in June.
Lerena (28-1, 14 KOs) solely moved as much as heavyweight in March this yr, knocking out Bogdan Dinu in 4, and the South African was final seen in September, taking a large choice win towards Mariusz Wach.
Prediction: Dubois is heavy handed early on, and far will depend upon if Lerena can survive the early onslaught. Dubois ought to take the competition contained in the distance, earlier than midway.
Mendy defends European title
Yvan Mendy (47-5-1, 22 KOs) defends his European light-weight title on the cardboard, and it’s match-up between him and Ukraine’s Denys Berinchyk (16-0, 9 KOs).
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Mendy gained the vacant title in his final battle, a factors win over Gianluca Ceglia in April, and Berinchyk comes into the battle unbeaten in 16 skilled contests.
Prediction: The tentative choose is for Mendy to win on the playing cards.
Isaac Lowe (21-2-3, 6 KOs) can also be getting back from a heavy defeat, and the tremendous featherweight ought to outscore Sandeep Singh Bhatti (8-4, 1 KO) over six rounds.
Karol Itauma (8-0, 6 KOs) takes half in a scheduled eight rounder for the primary time, and he may have the space to win in his mild heavyweight contest towards Vladimir Belujsky (12-5-1, 8 KOs).
Royston Barney Smith (3-0, KO1) ought to come by his light-weight 4 rounder with Cruz Perez (3-3, 1 KO) on factors.
Hosea Burton (27-3, 12 KOs) is on a delicate comeback after a crushing defeat to Dan Azeez in November final yr, and is now at cruiserweight with an opponent to be formally confirmed.