TYSON FURY admits his Morecambe mansion could be packed with Derek Chisora fans when they meet for the third time next week.
The 34-year-old WBC Gypsy King is defending his crown against the 38-year-old, whom he has already beaten twice at Tottenham Stadium on December 3.
And the undefeated father-of-six revealed that Chisora’s fearless 33-12 record – and his reputation for fighting the biggest, baddest men of his time – means all of his children usually cheer for his rival.
The 6ft 9in showman said: “Every time he fights I cheer for Derek, all my kids are Derek Chisora fans, they all grew up watching him.
“It’s hard not to like him because in this country the man has become a folk hero.
“It’ll probably come down on December 3rd – and everyone will get wet – but it’s still going to be a great night.”
Fury passed Del Boy to a points win in 2011 and peppered him with digs in 2014 until he retired from his stool.
But since his first stop win over Deontay Wilder in 2020, Fury has become a power puncher, capable of flattening stars like the Bronze Bomber and Dillian Whyte.
And he admits the shootout style could play into the Zimbabwe-born slugger’s huge hands.
“I think it gives him a better chance,” he said. “Years ago I boxed behind my jab and people found it very difficult to punch me.
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“But if you look at my recent fights, people have found me easy to beat and I’ve had to get off the floor a couple of times.
“There were 10 knockdowns between me and Wilder in this trilogy, that’s a lot.
“I’m getting hit more than ever, but I’m also doing more damage with my punches.”
Chisora - who has lost three of his last four fights – has been written off by the majority of British boxing fans and made an 11-1 underdog by most bookies.
But he points to Leicester’s 5,000-1 Premier League title win as proof that long-range dreams still come true and all you need is a puncher’s chance.
“In this country we have this problem where we write people off,” Chisora said.
“A couple of years ago we said Leicester didn’t stand a chance and then they won and people were shocked.
“People kept saying if you had bet on Leicester this or that day you would have won £100,000.
“The same goes for this fight. You never know who has a chance.”
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