Chisora decisions Johnson; Fury stops Abell

Fury vs. Abell - British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KO's) literally got away with murder tonight in throwing punches to the back of the head of his opponent Kevin Johnson (29-5-1, 14 KO's) for 12 rounds in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Copper Box Arena in London. UK. It's been years since I've seen a fighter throw as many rabbit punches as I saw Chisora throw tonight. It was constant and painful looking.

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KO’s) literally got away with murder tonight in throwing punches to the back of the head of his opponent Kevin Johnson (29-5-1, 14 KO’s) for 12 rounds in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Copper Box Arena in London. UK. It’s been years since I’ve seen a fighter throw as many rabbit punches as I saw Chisora throw tonight. It was constant and painful looking.

I thought I was watching Chuck Wepner vs. Muhammad Ali tonight, because Chisora was nailing Johnson in the back of the head round after round without the referee Terry O’Connor lifting a finger to stop Chisora from doing it. He chose to ignore the fouling from Chisora, and the fight came down to Johnson having to put up with it and take the shots as best as he could.

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Fury and Chisora with a lot to lose tonight if they get beat

Fury vs. Abell - Tonight two of the best heavyweights in England will be in action in separate bouts with a lot on the line for both of them. England's Dereck Chisora (19-4, 13 KO's) has a 12 round fight against Kevin Johnson (29-4-1, 14 KO's) in the main event at the Copper Box Arena. In the co-feature, heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO's) fights Joey Abell (29-7, 28 KO's). The promoters for Fury and Chisora want to match them up in a fight in the Summer in a WBO heavyweight title eliminator bout, but both guys need to make sure they win their fights tonight against their less than dangerous opposition.

Tonight two of the best heavyweights in England will be in action in separate bouts with a lot on the line for both of them. England’s Dereck Chisora (19-4, 13 KO’s) has a 12 round fight against Kevin Johnson (29-4-1, 14 KO’s) in the main event at the Copper Box Arena. In the co-feature, heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) fights Joey Abell (29-7, 28 KO’s). The promoters for Fury and Chisora want to match them up in a fight in the Summer in a WBO heavyweight title eliminator bout, but both guys need to make sure they win their fights tonight against their less than dangerous opposition.

Both Fury and Chisora should win tonight as long as they’re smart, and can hold up under the power of their opposition. They’re decent heavyweights, Chisora and Fury, but they’re not good enough to where you can positively say they’ll win each time they’re in the ring. Fury brings drama with him because of his weak chin. It doesn’t matter that he’s never fought a good heavyweight in his career; he’s still vulnerable to getting hurt even by opposition without a lot of talent.

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Fury raring to go ahead of Abell clash live this Saturday on Boxnation

Plus Chisora takes on brash talking Johnson on Copper Box Show

London (Feb. 14) – Tyson Fury is hoping a nightmare week can’t get any worse as he returns to action this weekend live on BoxNation.

The rising Manchester star has endured a terrible last seven days with his wife being rushed into hospital for an emergency operation, two of his cars being set ablaze at his house and being cut in sparring ahead of what will be his first return to the ring in ten months.

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Tyson Fury tips-in at a heavy 274-pounds for clash with Joey Abell!

Fury vs. Abell - The weights are in for tomorrow’s heavyweight doubleheader in London, and the biggest shock/newsworthy item is the poundage Tyson Fury came in at.

The weights are in for tomorrow’s heavyweight doubleheader in London, and the biggest shock/newsworthy item is the poundage Tyson Fury came in at.

Fury tipped-in at 274-pounds, some twenty pounds heavier than for his last fight, while his opponent Joey Abell came in at 241-pounds. Fury did not remove his shirt while weighing in.

In the chief support, Dereck Chisora, who has battled weight problems himself in the past, came in at a solid 238-pounds. His rival, Kevin Johnson, who is aiming to score the upset and ruin plans for a Chisora-Fury rematch in the summer, tipped-in at 240-pounds.

So, the Fury fight will attract most headlines and unbeaten Tyson’s weight has already done so. For those fans who like to bet on the underdog, maybe Abell is a fighter worth betting on.

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Fury out to blast past Abell on BoxNation before ‘Battle of Britain’ blockbuster with heavyweight rival Chisora

Fury vs. Abell -  LONDON (Feb. 12) - Heavyweight star Tyson Fury is in confident mood ahead of his ring return against big-hitting Joey Abell this weekend.

LONDON (Feb. 12) – Heavyweight star Tyson Fury is in confident mood ahead of his ring return against big-hitting Joey Abell this weekend.

The Manchester bruiser will step back into the ring at the Copper Box Arena this Saturday night, live on BoxNation, following nearly a year of inactivity after two dates to meet David Haye were cancelled by the Londoner and former WBA heavyweight world champion.

There is no doubt that the 25-year-old Fury has endured a frustrating last year having seen the lucrative showdown pass him by, but he is now looking to bounce back to winning ways starting with American foe Abell.

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Another Short Notice Fight for Joey Abell, It’s a Big One in Tyson Fury

Fury vs. Abell - This is a late notice fight, scheduled to take place in London, Feb 15, so it doesn't give Joey much time to prepare.  Still, it's like a late Christmas present, because   Joey's always had difficulty getting fights.  Fighters need to fight to stay sharp. Those few times when Joey did get a shot at moving up, he just wasn't ready.  He's always had the punch and decent skills, but he never had a chance to hone them.  As a result, he lacks good defense and management of distance.  As a result, he has come up short when those infrequent opportunities have presented themselves.  His latest chance came in December (on short notice) against rising star Kubrat Pulev.

This is a late notice fight, scheduled to take place in London, Feb 15, so it doesn’t give Joey much time to prepare. Still, it’s like a late Christmas present, because Joey’s always had difficulty getting fights. Fighters need to fight to stay sharp. Those few times when Joey did get a shot at moving up, he just wasn’t ready. He’s always had the punch and decent skills, but he never had a chance to hone them. As a result, he lacks good defense and management of distance. As a result, he has come up short when those infrequent opportunities have presented themselves. His latest chance came in December (on short notice) against rising star Kubrat Pulev.

The fight took place in Germany, in front a big Pulev crowd. Pulev is a very good boxer with a big punch, but Joey did manage to drop him. Pulev retaliated with several hard body shots to TKO Joey. Those shots came from long range, and never should have landed. Normally Joey has the ability to avoid those type of shots, but he wasn’t sharp, physically or mentally, failed to step back or parry the shots away. As a result, Pulev had a heavy bag in front of him to tee off on.

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Tyson Fury now facing Joey Abell on Feb. 15th; Basile sick

Fury vs. Abell - Heavyweight destroyer Tyson Fury has promised not to let new opponent Joey Abell derail him from his summer showdown with Dereck Chisora at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 15th February.

Heavyweight destroyer Tyson Fury has promised not to let new opponent Joey Abell derail him from his summer showdown with Dereck Chisora at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 15th February.

Fury was due to face Gonzalo Omar Basile but the Argentine has withdrawn because of a lung infection, instead he will face dynamite-fisted America Abell over ten rounds on the card headlined by Chisora’s WBO/WBA International title defence against Kevin Johnson, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

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