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Peter Fury: Chisora Won't Last Beyond Eight Rounds
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For the past two years, Peter Fury has used an iron fist to transform nephew Tyson from a playboy into a serious player in the upper echelons of heavyweight boxing.†

The reformed con and ex-pro has drawn huge plaudits for developing both the frame and the brain of the outrageously gifted 6ft 9in traveler from Wilmslow.

ĎUncle Peteí knows that a crushing repeat win over European champion Dereck Chisora at Manchesterís Phones 4u Arena on Saturday 26th July will almost certainly cement a challenge for one of the four major world heavyweight belts.

And despite the emphatic margins of victory in their first spat, Peter insists that his ward will arrive for the replay with ĎDel Boyí in the best fettle, physically and psychologically, of his six year pro career. With Team Chisora promising likewise, we might just be served a battle for the annuls.

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Straight shooting Peter spoke candidly about the Chisora fights, past and future, with boxing writer Glynn Evans.

Presumably youíve known Tyson for his entire life. What qualities did you see in him as a youngster that suggested that he might be a successful prizefighter?

From the age of 13 or 14, working on the pads with his dad (former knuckle champion and ex pro Gypsy John Fury), you could see Tyson had a real natural gift for fighting. Even then, he had a good boxing brain plus he had good speed and lateral movement for such a big lad. He was naturally loose, not stiff like most young heavyweights.

To be honest, he boxed more like a lightweight. He was capable of throwing a heck of a lot of punches. And he always had a lot of confidence in himself.

You werenít actively involved in the first Fury-Chisora fight but what was your assessment of it? To what extent was it a case of Tyson excelling and to what extent was it a case of Dereck underperforming due to lack of condition? Despite the fact Chisora was patently out of condition, Tyson failed to put him away and even got wobbled himself a couple of times.

A lot has been made of Dereckís (lack of) conditioning but they were both in poor shape. Tyson only trained 14 days for that fight himself so, fitness wise, it was pretty much Even Stevens.

Tyson won because he had better attributes; his size and superior co-ordination, and itíll be a repeat of that on July 26th. Heís half a foot taller, has quicker hands and more skill. Tysonís just the more talented fighter. Given all the advantages Tyson enters with, it really is his fight to lose.

Itís true Dereck tagged Tyson flush a few times in their last fight.But Tyson just stood there, took barrages of seven, eight shots and Dereck couldnít shift him.

Clearly Dereck will enter as a significantly lighter and fitter opponent on July 26th. Will that present Tyson with different problems to last time?

Maybe. Weíve got our tactics sorted but weíll play it by ear, see what unfolds. Itís a different fight altogether. Both athletes have come a long way over the last three years. This is going to be a helluva lot better quality fight than their first one.

In what ways, both technically and as an individual, have Tyson developed since there first fight?

Tysonís developed in every way, as youíd expect of a rising young fighter over a three year time period. Heís now a proper fighting man.

People credit him regarding his heart, for getting up when heís dropped, but he has to get up because heís so frustrated with himself for getting things wrong. Thatís just the warrior inside of him.

Whilst Tyson had an awful lot of natural talen three years ago, he also had a lot of flaws that needed ironing out. Hopefully, weíve now taken care of those. His footworkís improved, his condition is much better and, particularly, heís more mature mentally, more focussed.

Previously, he viewed boxing as a bit of a pastime. Before, he just wanted to see how far the boxing would take him. Heíd fight until he first got defeated then heíd jack the sport in and sell cars. Heís since had a 360 degree turn around. Heís now of a mindset that boxing, and nothing but boxing, is his life for the next 10-15 years. He does nothing but study boxing. Heís totally focussed.

And in what ways has Dereck evolved as a fighter?

Dereck, too, has grown up and become far more seasoned. Heís had several very tough fights at the highest level. He mightíve come up short a few times, but only against the very top ones. You canít help but improve from having those experiences.

He went back to the drawing board and heís got himself right up there, winning the European title. He gets in your face, grinds you down and has learned to pace himself better. Right now, heís as ready as heíll ever be. On July 26th, win or lose, youíll be seeing the best Dereck Chisora thereís ever been.

While Tyson remains unbeaten and Chisora has lost four times, ĎDel Boyí is the reigning European champion and is ranked above Tyson with all four major sanctioning bodies, largely because heís fought a higher grade of opposition since the first spat. Does that irk with you?

Not remotely. Ratings mean very little. Theyíre just to do with the power of the promoters. Ratings, words, interviews all mean very little. When Tyson gets inside the ring Iím very confident that heíll back up all that he says.

Youíve gone on record as saying that Tyson is presently in the best shape of his career. What will he be capable of doing against Chisora on Saturday week that weíve not seen before?

Thereís been a lot of changes and Tysonís come through a very hard camp. This fight, youíll see the best ever Tyson, see what heís really all about. Heís still only 25 but Iíd say heís already 90% of the finished article and heís got a long career ahead of him.

Weíve had a perfect camp, no injuries, nothing has gone wrong and Tyson has looked fantastic in every aspect. Regardless of the result, thereíll certainly be no excuses from our end afterwards. The best man on the night will win the fight.

Given the erratic behaviour of both Dereck and Tyson in the past, as a coach Iím sure youíll be happy when the final pressers and weigh-in are done and dusted and we can get on with the fight?

Well, above all itís a business as well as a sport. This is a really big fight so these conferences and head-to-heads have to be done for the media to help drum up interest but itís not ideal. Personally, itís not a part of the game that Iím comfortable with or like to dwell on. Itís all bullshit and Iím not into it.

Itís the respect that I have for all fighters that makes me want to be involved in the game. Iím not a man for having arguments. I always train my fighters to do their talking inside the ring. Iíd rather just have the fight.

What are you anticipating that Team Chisora will bring this time?

Iím expecting that Dereck will bring the fight, bobbing and weaving forward, trying to force Tyson to work, to open up. Heíll be looking to bury himself into Tysonís chest. Heíll not have to look far!

Tyson could make the fight far easier for himself by standing off and boxing but you know how Tyson likes to entertain the fans, give them a show. I expect theyíll meet square in the centre of the ring and slug at one another until one falls to the floor!

How and why does Tyson win?

Look, weíre taking nothing for granted. This is heavyweight boxing. Anything can happen. Nothing is set in stone. This is certainly not an easy fight for Tyson to win. Dereck is a proven world class operator and his team know what theyíre doing. Dereckís a tough nut. This is no walk in the park.

But Iím picking Tyson by stoppage. Tysonís naturally a much bigger man and needs to capitalise upon that. Itís a smaller man up against a giant who also happens to be a serious athlete.

In addition to size, Tyson has more God given tools and, right now, heís hitting with tremendous power. It wonít be a technical fight and I donít think itíll last long but thereíll be a lot of punches thrown.† Though weíve trained for 12 hard rounds, I donít think itíll go past eight.

Having beaten Chisora previously, how important is it that he wins spectacularly this time and sends out a message to the other leading heavyweights?

I think thatís very important. Heís been out for a while now so we need to get people talking about him again. If he comes through on Saturday week, in the style that I expect him to come through in, then heíll be ready for the cream, ready to be unleashed against your Klitschkos, Stivernes, Wilders, all comers.

Come 26th July, people will finally realise that Tyson is the future of heavyweight boxing.

Tags: Dereck Chisora , Tyson Fury , Chisora vs Fury , Chisora-Fury

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comment by VG_Addict, on 07-17-2014
What if Fury were trained by Sugar Hill or Virgil Hunter, and they worked on his defense?

comment by Red Cyclone, on 07-17-2014
Fury is going to bin those toy belts of Chisora hahahaha It ends here for the woman beater.

comment by rzagza, on 07-17-2014
[QUOTE=denium]Chisora had an iron chin then, Vitali couldn't knock him out either, what's your point?[/QUOTE] So because Haye put him out it means he no longer has an iron chin? My point is Fury wouldnt KO him, not sure why the point wasnt obvious.

comment by Elroy1, on 07-17-2014
[QUOTE=LacedUp]Well in all honesty, watching 2 minute clips doesn't really give you an idea about what Peter is doing for 8 weeks? Eddie Chambers said Fury was the best all-round coach he's had - and he's had some very respectable trainers in his career. I'll take that word over yours.[/QUOTE...

comment by denium, on 07-17-2014
[QUOTE=rzagza]Fury couldnt even KO a Chisora who came in fat as hell and didnt even train.[/QUOTE] Chisora had an iron chin then, Vitali couldn't knock him out either, what's your point?

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