Boxing needs characters like Tyson Fury
All the talking is now done, the weigh-in has been complete, and after what feels like an eternity building up to this fight, Chisora and Fury are set to get it on tomorrow evening (Saturday, 29th November) at the ExCel Arena in London.
Fury has been keen to send out a message to the boxing authorities this week that he is going nowhere, even if his claims are true that the British Boxing Board are looking to fade him out of the sport because they fear him.
The Manchester born boxer has been hit with all kinds of fines this year. His Twitter rants have gotten him in trouble, while he was charged with misconduct for his language at a press conference back in July in the build up to his fight.
As much as the boxing authorities may fear Fury for the exploits with his mouth, they have to realise that boxing would be a lot poorer without characters like Fury. How boring would sport be if professionals were too scared to express their opinion and instead speal out scripted lines provided to them by their management team?
All Fury has been guilty of this year is to promote a fight set for tomorrow evening in what is likely to be one of the best domestic bouts of 2014. He is a man who is full of confidence in his ability, and why shouldn’t he be? He has had 22 fights and remains unbeaten.
Fury goes into Bad Blood tomorrow as the 2-5 favourite. He deserves to be the market leader as he beat Chisora by a unanimous decision the last time the two boxers met in 2011. Without making excuses for Del Boy on that occasion, he was not dedicated to the sport. Looking at the London boxer today at the weigh-in from the Empire Cinema at Leicester Square, he appeared to be in the shape of his life.
Chisora may not be able to overturn the result with Fury of 2011 but he will ensure that this will be a much closer contest than that which occurred at Wembley in their first clash.
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