Chisora: I'll Use Johnson To Send Tyson Fury a Message!

Dereck Chisora aims to make quick work of Kevin Johnson this Saturday (15th September) at the Copper Box Arena to send a warning to rival Tyson Fury .

Chisora defends his WBO/WBA International Heavyweight titles against the tough American, who took big-punching Fury the distance in December 2012, and knows he needs an impressive showing to keep on track for his summer grudge match with the Manchester traveller.

Undefeated Fury took Chisora’s British and Commonwealth titles and unbeaten record in July 2011 and features as chief support on the undercard this Saturday in a ten-rounder against American Joey Abell.

Del Boy looked razor sharp today as he went through a media work-out at his Finchley base with trainer Don Charles, putting the final touches to his seven-week training camp.

He knows that he’ll have to be at his best against veteran Johnson.  As well as Fury, Johnson has taken the heavy shots of former WBC King Vitali Klitschko, taking him the distance in May 2009.

“Johnson’s a good strong American fighter with a good reputation, just what I need to make me perform to my best,” Said Chisora.

“He’s a tough boy, he’s taken Fury and Klitschko the distance, and if I can become the first man to stop him in then it send a big message to Fury and the rest of the heavyweights out there,”

“The focus is on Johnson for this fight, Fury will be there in the background and he’s next, but I’m going out there to put everything on the line and take him out.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by paulf on 02-10-2014

Johnson was good enough to beat Chisora at one point, but I think he's probably just collecting checks at this point.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 02-10-2014

"I'll Use Johnson To Send Tyson Fury a Message!" Say, that must take some serious talent. Who knew he had a talking P P? HA! :rofl:

Comment by joe strong on 02-10-2014

people forget kingpin went from fighting terry smith & devon vargas to vitali klitschko. he took the fury fight on 8 days notice, he took the hammer fight on a few weeks notice but he is getting 3-4 weeks &…

Comment by LouIE G on 02-10-2014

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;14224332]Chisora will put the pressure on Johnson like no other. Johnson is in for a tough ass-whooping. Johnson=low workrate low power. Thats not some whos going to beat a working machine like Chisora.[/QUOTE] Man you guys on here are always…

Comment by uncommon on 02-10-2014

Talk it up Derek. No problem.

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