Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora are set for a heavyweight battle in the ring on July 26, but if the pre-fight press conference is any indication, this should be an entertaining fight between the two big hitters.
The two men couldn't wait until later this month to come to blows as both were fired up, per BoxNation:
The war of words leading up to the supposed altercation was even juicier. Both fighters went back and forth throughout the press conference, throwing verbal jabs that left each of them teeming with animosity on the stage.
BoxNation provides some of the best quotes from both fighters as the fight nears:
Both fighters clearly have a big game when it comes to arguments. Between Chisora looking to knock Fury down to size and Fury looking to flatten his face, both will have to prove themselves on the big stage.
The verbal sparring apparently wasn't the only thing on the line during the press conference, as Matt Christie of Boxing News notes:
Fury and Chisora threaten to come to blows after shaking on £100,000 bet for their rematch.— Matt Christie (@MattCBoxingNews) July 14, 2014
While both boxers spent the press conference building up the fight, some don't believe it will live up to the billing. Fellow boxer Greg Pickin provides his thoughts on the match:
I'm not buying the Fury/Chisora hatred for each other. Just an over the top ploy to sell a failing fight card in the box office #Boxing x— Greg Pickin (@GregPSBA) July 14, 2014
Fury comes in with a 22-0-0 record with 16 knockouts and a recent TKO over Joey Abell. The heavyweight from the United Kingdom has proven himself in the ring, but will be tested by the veteran Chisora.
Chisora stands at 6'1.5" with a 20-4-0 record and is currently on a five-match winning streak. A win against Fury would continue the run and prove he's back after going 1-4 before the streak started.
After both fighters battled on the stage, they'll actually fight on July 26. With the display they put on in the presser, expect this match to be one the boxing world will be buzzing about until they step in the ring.