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Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora face each other in a rematch this Saturday 29th November at the Excel Arena, with the bout being shown like in the UK on BoxNation. Their first bout back in 2011 went to Fury fairly comfortably, however the unpredictable and enigmatic Chisora came into that looking out of shape and unmotivated, he looks in far better mental and physical shape this time so it should be close.
Tyson Fury has faced major disappointment in the last 12-18 months, with 2 high profile bouts against David Haye falling through which would have made him a rich man. He has also had to contend with illness to his uncle Hughie just before the last scheduled fight with Chisora which made him pull out and this is the rescheduled bout.
So it’s been a long time coming for Fury to step into the ring again, with this being his first bout of any real note for over 18 months, with a one-sided beating of Joey Abell his only action in between. So let’s see how the bookies see it.
Dereck Chisora has come back from a tough sequence of fights with 5 wins on the bounce, after losing to David Haye by knockout on that rainy night at Upton Park.
Tyson Fury 4/11 (Betfred)
Dereck Chisora 5/2 (Bet365)
Draw 28/1 (Stan James)
The bookies make Fury a big favourite for the fight, I think they are right to make him the favourite but not by this much. Chisora is a decent fighter and has rebuilt since a string of losses to decent fighters. He now has 5 wins on the row in decent company so should be feeling confident. At 5/2 Chisora has been a little unfairly treated by the bookies so might be value, but I do feel overall that Fury will have his number again.
Fury by KO/TKO 17/10 (Boylesports)
Fury Points 2/1 (Betfred)
Chisora KO/TKO 9/2 (Bet365)
Chisora Points 8/1 (Ladbrokes)
Fury is favourite to win by KO, I’m not too sure on this one. Chisora is an extremely rugged guy, he went 12 rounds last time with Fury as well as against Vitali Klitschko and Robert Helnenius (a bout which I had Chisora winning). His only knockout loss is against the big-hitting David Haye which is certainly nothing to be ashamed about as I feel Haye would do the same to Fury. Fury is not a massive hitter, yes he can knock out people but he has never been a huge puncher and I don’t think he will get rid of Chisora easily at all.
Of more interest to me is the 2/1 on offer for Tyson Fury to win on points with Betfred. This seems to make a lot more sense, if Fury turns up in decent form I think he can use his height and reach as major advantages like he did in the first fight and just keep Chisora on the end of jabs all night.
Both of these guys are temperamental and it could be whoever turns up in the right frame of mind on the night who wins, but I feel that 2/1 for Fury on points is the best bet to take here.
Tyson Fury to win on Points @ 2/1 with Betfred