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Derek Chisora admits he has a tough task ahead on him against Tyson Fury, says he beat Oleksandr Usyk

Derek Chisora

Derek Chisora 33-12 (23) has admitted Tyson Fury 32-0-1 (23) was a class above him when they met in their rematch in 2014.

Chisora was retired by his corner at the end of the 10th round. The bout came three years after Chisora’s 12-round unanimous decision loss in their first fight.

The 38-year-old British veteran will face Fury for the third time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham, England on Saturday night.

“I think he was a better fighter when I last boxed him,” Chisora said former two-division champion Carl Frampton in an interview with BT Sport Boxing.

“I’m better now. You know, the last time I fought him, he was better. He was good. Yeah, he was on point.”

Chisora is expecting another tough battle against Fury in their trilogy bout.

“He’s a good fighter,” he said. “I’m not gonna lie to you. As long as he don’t mess around, you know, he’s good at what he does. I’m good at what I do as well, so we’ll see.”

Chisora has lost three of his past four bouts, but they have all been competitive and gone the distance. He won a split decision over Kubrat Pulev 29-3 (14) in his last outing in July following back-to-back losses to former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker 30-3 (21) last year.

In October 2020 Chisora lost a unanimous decision to Ukrainian southpaw and current WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk 20-0 (13) in what was the former undisputed cruiserweight champion’s second fight in the open weight class.

Usyk won by scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 117-112 but Chisora believes he deserved the nod.

“Let’s all be honest – on the Usyk fight, I was winning,” Chisora said. “I won that fight. I knocked him down, they didn’t give it to me. You know, this is a problem… I just hope for this fight on December 3rd that it will be fair judging and a fair ref. Because there’s so much going on in this camp for me, I don’t want people to be biased. I just want people to come in with an open mind and be fair, because I know for a fact I’m not coming to lay down. And he’s not coming to lay down, so we just want it to be – I just want it to be fair, basically.”