Tyson Fury has continued in his bid to torment Dereck Chisora in the build up to their world title eliminator on July 26 by stating that he will give him the belts back as gifts upon victory.
Fury beat Chisora on points in 2011 but ‘Del Boy’ was carrying too much weight on that occasion and Fury came out a comfortable winner over the full 12-round distance. This time around both fighters know that a win will secure a mandatory position to challenge Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles.
Fury has never been short on confidence and believes it is forgone conclusion that he will defeat Chisora at the Phones 4u Arena in front of his home fans in Manchester.
"After I beat Chisora, I'm going to give him them titles back as a present because really and truthfully I'm above that level," Fury told BBC Radio 5 live.
"Having a belt to prove [I'm Britain's best fighter] doesn't mean anything.
"I'm looking forward to fighting Chisora, getting him out of the way and then fighting Klitschko for all the belts.”
The giant, who has won all 22 of his previous fights with 16 knock-outs, will have his hands full against his fellow Brit, though, as Chisora has lost nearly 30lb since they last met and has promised a quick stoppage.
The European champion said he would put Fury in the "naughty corner" but his unbeaten opponent has exchanged several verbal barbs (as he always does), and even flipped a table during a confrontational press conference in March.
Chisora has won 20 bouts in total and knocked-out 13 opponents, but he has lost four fights and Fury sees him as a more than beatable opponent.
Although, the arrogant heavyweight is not convinced that Klitschko will give him a shot at taking his titles even if he is victorious against Chisora. Unless this is another ploy from Fury to try and get under the skin of the Ukrainian champion and talk himself into a crunch fight against the heavyweight king.
“I don't think Wladimir is going to take the fight. I think he's going to retire or vacate the title. I'm the mandatory challenger for the title after I beat Chisora. I have been informed that I'm in the line to face new WBC champion Bermane Stiverne for a voluntary defence.
"If that comes along in the meantime, I would be taking that fight."
I for one would love to see Fury in a ring with Klitschko. He believes that by going after him and leaving him no time to rest and recover from shots that he would be able to knock him off of his perch.
This is easier said than done, but as we know, Fury is more of a talker than a fighter and I believe he would be exposed by the experience and supreme condition of his opponent. Klitschko has immense power and fitness for a 38-year-old, as he demonstrated against Alex Leapai last time out, but Fury remains adamant he would be able to reveal his hidden weaknesses.
First though, he must once again defeat his old nemesis, Chisora, a fight that I expect to be a closer battle than Fury anticipates.
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