Both boxers have expressed their genuine dislike for each other, with Tyson Fury being the more vocal of the two. In their press conference on Monday, tempers boiled over, with the two fighters agreeing on a £100K bet on the winner of the fight. In recent years, one has to admit that boxing press conferences have progressively gone down hill, and one now expects a some amount of abuse, pushing and shoving between the two men set to be in the ring.
However, the Chisora/ Fury one seems a little more interesting with the £100,000 wager on the table. Chisora seemed the more subdued and sober of the two, with Tyson Fury shouting insults and expletives at everyone, including the reporters! At times one has to admit that the 25 year old, 6ft 9in man did go over the top, but offered no apology for his behaviour as he justified the spectacle by saying he was in ‘fight mode and kill mode’
The last time the two boxers met, it was at the Wembley Arena. At that contest, Fury won on a points decision and took possession of British and European belts from Chisora. This time round, those belts are at stake, the number one position in the WBO rankings, together with what seems to be an overdose of pride and honour. Chisora would like to regain his standing in the boxing world by beating the person who took the belts away from him and ended his unbeaten record. Fury claims to value this fight as nothing more than the opportunity to go on to challenge world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, WBO and WBA titles.
Paddypower has Tyson Fry priced at 4/9 odds-on favourite to win the match, but just for a bit more excitement during the contest, I am staking £100 on Fury winning the fight in the third round to collect £2200 on the night!