BusinessCurrent NewsNewsSportsTech-BusinessWorld

Zimbabwean Chisora Rubs Shoulders With Champs Wilder, Fury and AJ

0

 

Zimbabwean-born British professional boxer Derek ”dell-boy” Chisora was born in ghetto Mbare, Harare on 29 December 1983.He has challenged once for the WBC heavyweight title against Vitali Klitschko in 2012. At regional level, he has held multiple heavyweight titles, including the British and Commonwealth titles from 2010 to 2011, and the European title from 2013 to 2014. As an amateur, he won the ABA super-heavyweight championship in 2006.

As of December 2020, he is ranked as the world’s eighth best active heavyweight .At the conclusion of the year, Chisora has been ranked as top 10 heavyweight seven times, reaching his highest ranking at no.6 in 2013.It is in this light that the Zimbabwean export is said to be rubbing shoulders with the world’s current based because he has been there done it all.He lost to the WBC CHAMPION first on unanimous decision and the fact Tyson Fury failed to knock him out for the title shows his calibre.

”DELL BOY”S manager former nemesis David Haye said  about Chisora “Think about it, he’s just a lost a fight and his next fight is another pay-per-view, which he’s headlining – has that ever happened before? He’s had four pay-per-view events in the last four years,”

“That shows whatever he’s doing the fans appreciate it because if they didn’t Sky Box Office wouldn’t have him as the headliner. They obviously look at the numbers when Derek fights and realise he draws the numbers, he has the fans, people pay to watch Derek Chisora because when he fights, you’re going to get your £20 worth.”

In his 2 May 2021 recent fight Two judges scored the fight 116-111 and 115-113 in Parker’s favour, while a third had it 115-113 to Chisora, who bemoaned the scoring and once again thought he had done enough to win.

Meanwhile Tyson has been ordered to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time, casting doubt over a proposed August super bout with Anthony Joshua.

Fury, 32, won the WBC world heavyweight title from Wilder in a rematch in February 2020 after an initial draw.

The pair were due to fight again but delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic prompted Fury to seek an alternative.

On Monday a US judge ruled in mediation that Wilder has a right to face Fury for a third time before 15 September.

The American’s team had long argued their fighter had a contractual right to a third fight with Fury.

But after delays caused by the pandemic led to a July 2020 contest being postponed, Wilder’s team sought to move the bout to 2021.

Fury refused the 2021 date and said he would move on. That prompted mediation overseen by American judge Daniel Weinstein, who has now sided with Wilder and set a 15 September deadline for a third contest.

“Until we can reach an accommodation with Deontay Wilder’s people, I can’t say that [Fury’s fight with Joshua] will definitely happen,” Fury’s promoter Frank Warren told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme.

“But we are working hard to get that over the line. We were talking last night and hopefully we can do that. If not then Tyson, if he wishes, will go to the fight with Wilder. They’re the only two options.”

Fury’s US promoters Top Rank did not wish to comment on the development when contacted.

But Top Rank founder Bob Arum told the media that Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas has been reserved for a Fury-Wilder fight on 24 July.

“We’re not paying Wilder to step aside,” said Arum. “It’s better to get rid of him and go about our business. We can make the Fury-Joshua fight for November or December.”

Just 24 hours before Monday’s arbitration hearing, Fury confirmed he had agreed to fight fellow Briton Joshua – holder of the IBF, WBA and WBO belts – for all four heavyweight world titles in Saudi Arabia on 14 August.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has also said several times that the August bout was in place, with terms agreed.

The mediation outcome does not necessarily mean a Fury-Joshua fight cannot take place in August but fresh deals will now need to be struck for it to do so.

That could mean Wilder being offered money to allow Fury-Joshua to take place.

“It’ll cost quite a bit of money. He will want as much as possible so I think it’ll be about the negotiation if we go down that road,” said Warren.

Saudi authorities are reportedly putting forward around £106m just to stage the Fury-Joshua contest.

Pay-per-view sales and ticket sales will serve to substantially add to the total revenue of the contest.

If it goes ahead, Joshua versus Fury will be the first bout in heavyweight history where all four world titles are on the line.

Just 24 hours after Fury said he had been in conversation with Saudi organisers and agreed to seal the deal, this Wilder news will come as a blow.
How big of a blow is not yet clear.With so much money to be made from Joshua v Fury, one would think a deal will be struck with Wilder whereby he steps aside and perhaps even gets told he can face the winner in 2022.

It may suit him to do so given he can pocket a sizeable sum and prepare against an opponent of his choosing short-term – he has been out of the ring for 15 months.

There were already countless moving parts to a Joshua-Fury deal, with three promoters, several broadcasters, four sanctioning bodies and a host venue all needing to co-operate to get the fight done.

But any postponement would be highly damaging for the sport given so many fans from outside boxing’s hardcore support will tune in to watch it. It is a golden opportunity to draw new people into the sport, and fights with such a crossover appeal are rare.

Be that as it may our Zimbabwean born Chisora continues to rub shoulders with the best with his recent loss 2 weeks ago to New Zealander Parker.The controversial yet charismatic heavyweight is as popular as he’s ever been, having earned redemption for past discrepancies with heroic performances.

That has led to Chisora, who once slapped Vitali Klitschko at a weigh-in, spat water in his brother Wladimir’s face and threw an entire table at Dillian Whyte, labelling Parker a “chicken” in the lead up to this fight in some of the tamest trash talk this country has ever seen.

Ross Moyo

Indian Co. Fights Local ICT Firm Over German multinational software corporation, SAP

Previous article

Zim$ Remains Weakened But Stable at $84.65 Against US$1 – Mangudya

Next article

You may also like

Comments

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Business