Do you want to see Dereck "Del Boy" Chisora (19-4, 13 KO) in the ring with Tyson Fury again? If the answer to that question is yes, we may be moving closer to that becoming a reality. For now, you'll have to settle for seeing them on the same Box Nation fight card.
On Saturday, Chisora will take on American Kevin Johnson (29-4-1, 14 KO) in the main event of a card that also features Fury.
The latter will be facing journeyman Joey Abell.
Here's how you can watch the action.
When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at Noon EST
Where: Copper Box Arena in London
TV: Sky Sports
Live Stream: LiveSport.TV
The Book on Chisora
Del Boy looks like a new fighter these days. He's more fit, focused and disciplined. He's won four fights in a row since losing three-straight and has seemingly dedicated himself to his craft.
Tom Gray of The Ring Magazine talks about the desperation facing Chisora and his camp after the losing streak.
It was crisis time and the situation was more than frustrating for the Chisora camp, because there are those who feel the talented pressure fighter has all the attributes required to fulfill his potential and capture a heavyweight title.
Chisora is still just 30 years old, so he has some time to make the most of his career. He has made it clear he wants Fury if he beats Johnson, as reported by BBC Sport. Right now, facing Fury is his motivation, and that's a good thing for Chisora.
He said this to Gray:
“When I’m motivated I enjoy the game a lot more. I’ve been working seriously on my fitness and that’s what I’ll continue to do.”
The first bout with Fury came before Chisora made the change in his dedication, but the challenge of handling a 6'9" giant is still formidable. Things could be different the second time around.
Before Chisora should concern himself with Fury, though, he must first take down the experienced Johnson.
The Book on Johnson
The 34-year-old American is not a complete unknown. He's battled Fury, Tor Hamer and Vitali Klitschko. He didn't beat any of them, but he did go the distance in each bout. In fact, Johnson has never been stopped in his career.
He's a big man at 6'3", and he also has an 82" reach. Both physical attributes could present a problem for Chisora.
The one major drawback is Johnson's lack of punching power. He has just 14 KOs in his career.
Because Chisora loves to come forward and apply pressure, if Johnson can't zing him, he'll have issues creating enough space to operate.
Chisora is on a mission. No non-elite heavyweight is going to best him at this point. Johnson is a solid professional with a good chin, but the constant pressure will give him issues.
Count on Johnson going the distance, but Chisora will outwork him to earn a unanimous decision victory.
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