Promoter Eddie Hearn downplayed the chances of his fighter Derek Chisora defeating Tyson Fury on December 3 in London.
The Matchroom boss, who is currently under fire for his part in Conor Benn’s drugs test saga, took time out to comment on another brawl he was not involved in on the night.
However, after Hearn and Frank Warren questioned whether Chisora should retire after the recent the twelfth loss, “WAR” man is back in the mix for the world title.
At Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium, Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against his good friend, whom he has defeated twice.
Hearn is confident the result will be easy, despite his ties to Chisora.
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“It’s hard because Derek is my partner. But I’ve obviously seen the reaction of the crowd and how disappointed they are with the fight,” Hearn said on Betfred’s Lightweight Boxing Show.
“The fact that Tyson has beaten Derek twice already makes the fight difficult in that regard.
“At the end of the day, Tyson Fury was always going to choose the ‘lightweight’ fight on December 3rd. We thought it would be Manuel Char. But since social media met it with such disdain, they went with Derek Chisora instead.
“If Tyson had not beaten Derek twice, we would have understood that the two Britons would meet each other. People are upset about this fight because it’s an unwanted trilogy.”
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On Chisora’s diminishing chances to win, Hearn added: “Del Boy always shows up.
“He enters the fight after defeating Kubrat Pulev. He will give everything in this fight.”
On the controversial topic of whether the Fury v Chisora match would sell out Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Hearn said: “They said they’ve already sold 50,000 tickets so I think the fight will sell out the stadium.
“Tyson Fury is a big name. People know who Derek Chisora is [due to his platform with Matchroom].
“It’s a bit strange, December 3 without a roof. But we Brits are a bit crazy and think it’s funny, so we’ll turn up anyway.
“They’re going to need a strong undercard because I don’t think it’s going to break pay-per-view records, but it could have been a lot worse.
“If Tyson had fought Manuel Char, maybe no one would have shown up.”