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Dereck Chisora Names Mike Tyson As His Dream Boxing Opponent

Dereck Chisora Names Mike Tyson As His Dream Boxing Opponent

Dereck Chisora has admitted that his dream opponent in the squared circle would be none other than boxing icon Mike Tyson.

The 35-year-old heavyweight veteran is scheduled to face David Price on 26th October after Joseph Parker pulled out of their fight due to illness.

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Speaking to JD Sports ahead of the bout with his fellow Brit, Chisora was asked a series of questions that included which boxer in history he would love to face.

And 'Del Boy' had no hesitation that he would want to step in the ring with the 'Baddest Man on the Planet.'

"I would like to test, to feel his power, Mike Tyson," he said.

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Chisora also spoke highly about fierce rival Tyson Fury by saying that he is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world ahead of boxing stars Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko.

The Brit explained: "I have to go with Tyson Fury, man, 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."

Chisora, who suffered defeats to Fury in 2011 and 2014, had an incredible outburst at promoter Eddie Hearn in his pre-fight press conference last month.

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The Zimbabwean-born British star demanded that he should be paid more or he would pull out of the fight at the O2 Arena in London.

Hearn has refused to downplay the stakes of the upcoming clash between Chisora and Price.

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"It was frustrating to lose the Parker fight, but I feel we now have a fight with even more curiosity and danger," he said.

"The careers of both men are on the line, they will be giving it everything.

"It's going to be a dramatic fight and dramatic night."

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Topics: mike tyson, Dereck Chisora, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Boxing, Iron Mike, London

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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