WHEN you dwarf the vast majority of your opponents, it’s easy to overlook them. Tyson Fury has, at 6ft 9ins, seven-and-a-half inches over his July 26 rematch rival Dereck Chisora and whether this is the reason or not, seems happy to write off the chances of his former victim.
“I only see Chisora as a high-level journeyman for world-class fighters,” Fury opines during an interview the remainder of which can be found in the July 8 issue of Boxing News. “He knows he can’t beat me anyway, no ifs, buts or maybes. In the back of his mind, he knows he couldn’t beat me as a child of 22, so he can’t now I’m a full-set man; you don’t improve in that short time when you’re already a full-fledged man like Chisora was. He’s not got a prayer now. I could break a leg and just put it on the ropes and still beat him.”
As I expressed to Fury, the hope is that he does not fracture or sever any limbs in the his ruthless pursuit of victory. That said, the Cheshire traveller clearly feels he remains a cut above his foe, though is keen to point out this does not mean Chisora cannot rebuild once Fury has reaffirmed his superiority.
“[Promoter] Frank Warren has done a good job with Dereck Chisora, turning him round,” Fury concedes. “He gets beat and Warren gets him back in a good position, credit to Frank Warren, but I suppose it’s easy to get someone levelled up all the time; I could be Chisora’s manager and do that. I beat him the first time and when you’ve lost four times [as Chisora has], what’s another loss? You could be back in there for another world title shot with a decent promoter behind you.”