Fury promises to knock his rival out this time round…
Chisora vs Fury head-to-head: (Video) Pair exchange final words at the weigh-in.
Chisora vs Fury press conference: (Video) Final press conference as talking is almost done.
Chisora and Fury separated: (Video) Press conference threatens to boil over.
The wait is finally over on Saturday night as Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury end their on-going rivalry at the Excel Arena in London.
Fury won the first bout back in 2011 on a points decision, but he insists this time round he will be gunning for a knockout of his British rival.
However, after several postponements involving both Chisora and David Haye, Fury’s inactivity will be a worry after almost 19 months of being left without a credible opponent.
The 26-year-old claims that he is in the best shape of his life as he looks to overcome a family bereavement and focus his mind on the task in hand, but Chisora has also insisted that he is much better prepared this time round and there will be no excuses come Saturday night.
Naturally, given the length of time it has taken for the pair to get into the ring and face off, both were relatively reserved at the final press conference earlier this week with all the talking now done. While there was a heated head-to-head at the weigh in, both men are undoubtedly itching to get the fight on.
For the winner, a title shot at Wladimir Klitschko awaits, although Fury believes that he will not be granted his wish of a fight with the Ukrainian. Instead, he believes he will have to consider his options and routes, but what he is clear on is that he is not interested in domestic bouts in 2015.
Fury is a strong favourite to prevail on Saturday night, and it is difficult to disagree with the bookmakers. He has height and reach advantages as well as coming in a stone heavier than his rival, and so he will look to dictate the tempo of the fight.
Meanwhile, the fans know what they will get from Chisora and particularly in this fight he will have to walk his opponent down and get within range inside to land heavy blows.
Anything can happen in the heavyweight division given the power that these men carry, but Fury should have the tools he needs to see off Chisora once again. However, don’t discount the Londoner, and with promoter Frank Warren suggesting that this is the best card put on in the last couple of years, we will find out on Saturday night if it really is capable of living up to the billing.