Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum tried to shed some light on why Derek Chisora ​​deserves a title shot on December 3rd in London.

The fan buzz overshadowed the October announcement that Fury and Chisora ​​would meet for a third time.

The first two bouts between the pair went to Fury, with the second being even more convincing than the first.

Fury hit Chisora ​​so hard that the contest had to be stopped due to concerns that “Del Boy” [at the time, now WAR] will not be the same. Fortunately, he was okay, but certainly not needed or wanted in the trilogy.

There are plenty of other contenders far more worthy than Chisora, who has lost three of his last four fights and was beaten by Joseph Parker.

However, Fury is “giving his mate a payday” – according to many detractors on social media.

Bob Arum explains Fury vs. Chisora ​​3

In an attempt to defuse protests from British fans, some of whom said they would do so boycott On Pay Per View, Arum pointed to Chisora’s fight against the reigning Unified Heavyweight Champion Alexander Usyk.

“Frank Warren and I didn’t choose Chisora ​​over Tyson just like that,” Arum told Sky Sports.

“People tend to forget. Yes, Chisora ​​lost twice early to Tyson. But remember his fight with Usik where he gave Usik life and death in that fight?

“Many people thought then that he could have won that fight [WBN scored it 118-110 to Usyk].”

The Hall of Famer added that Chisora ​​would be the perfect warm-up fight for Fury against Usyk. And this despite the fact that both have completely different styles.

“If you’re getting ready to fight Usyk, fight the guy who went with him. Who took him into deep waters,” said the Chairman of Top Rank.

“Chisora ​​is not just an outlet. Chisora ​​showed tremendous punching power. If you lose concentration and he hits you in the right place on the chin, no matter what kind of chin Tyson Fury has, it’s dangerous.”

The real wish for Arum is that the fans will swallow such an excuse for a pointless event that shouldn’t be on Pay Per View.

Fury had the opportunity to give another fighter, even one he shares with Daniel Dubois, a title shot.

Chisora ​​has had his chances, had his day in the sun and suffered more setbacks than most top 40 heavyweights in the world.

Usyk vs. Fury

December 3 sees Fury and Chisora ​​tread water before The Gypsy King hopefully takes on Ukraine’s Usyk for the undisputed victory. [WBC, IBF, WBO, and WBA] the crown

Now that Arum has used Chisora ​​as an example, simply because of his fight with Usyk, this could be the only next fight for the WBC world heavyweight champion.

If the outright champion doesn’t sign the fight with Usyk after Arum’s announcement, it could be another unforgivable act.

A rematch deal similar to the one offered to Anthony Joshua could lead to a two-fight deal for all the belts in 2023. Fingers crossed.

WBN editor Phil Jay has over a decade of experience in boxing news. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram and Twitter @world boxing news.