Peter Fury warns Dereck Chisora not to take Kevin Johnson lightly
Dereck Chisora has been warned not to underestimate Kevin Johnson on Febraury 15 when the pair share the ring at the Copper Box Arena in the Frank Warren promoted ‘Rock the Box 3.’
‘Del Boy’ is fighting the tough American as he builds up to a big money rematch with Peter’s nephew Tyson Fury in the summer, and after going up against both fighters, the coach has warned Chisora to be on his game in a fortnight’s time.
“Johnson is a tough test for any heavyweight in the world,” Fury told World Boxing News.
“We had the pleasure of fighting him and also working with him as a sparring partner in Canada. Kevin loves to come forward and is always up for a fight.
“He’s is very underestimated by the majority of the fans, but believe me, the boxing world know this guy can fight. He is a very dangerous fight for Chisora to take.”
Chisora/Fury tickets have been in high demand for what is the latest instalment at the Olympic venue – as the two UK fighters aim to manoeuvre their respective opponents to set up the rematch.
The first time they met, Fury overcame a grossly overweight Chisora on points in 2011, although the pair are now in better shape than in previous years and will be going all out to snare a potential WBO title shot as Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury battles Argentinian Gonzalo Omar Basile in his half of the main event to be broadcast on BoxNation.
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