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Dereck Chisora believes Tyson Fury is the pound-for-pound best fighter in boxing today. The 36-year-old heavyweight was beaten by the ‘Gypsy King’ twice in 2011 and 2014.
Despite most in the sport naming either Oleksandr Usyk, Terence Crawford, Canelo Alvarez or Naoya Inoue as their pound-for-pound king, Chisora thinks otherwise.
“I have to go with Tyson Fury, man,” he told JD Sports prior to the Deontay Wilder rematch. “Because when he was on his form and before he got slapped off the rails, I think he’d become the pound-for-pound straight away if there were no mess-ups.”
Following this claim from Chisora, Fury went on to knock out Deontay Wilder and become heavyweight champion of the world again. The ‘Gypsy King’s’ next fight is now being planned for a homecoming title defence on December 5 in London.