Chisora vs Zhang

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Hoddsey, Jan 18, 2021.

Chisora vs Zhang

Poll closed Jan 25, 2021.
  1. Chisora by TKO/KO

    28 vote(s)
  2. Chisora by PTS

    4 vote(s)
  3. Zhang by TKO/KO

    1 vote(s)
  4. Zhang by PTS

    4 vote(s)
  1. Hoddsey

    Hoddsey New Member Full Member

    Dec 31, 2020
    It's rumoured Derek is to have a warm-up bout on the Povetkin-Whyte 2 card before fighting China's heavyweight prospect, Zhilei Zhang, on a Matchroom card in the summer.

    Southpaw's aren't something Chisora is a fan of, but I think he's fought enough of them recently to get a knack for the way they fight. It's an interesting crossroads fight and I doubt either would take a backward step.

    How do we see it going?
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2021
  2. DramaShow

    DramaShow Active Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    Why does he need a warm up fight before fighting Zhang?
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  3. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Member Full Member

    May 4, 2020
  4. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg @excelsioroptimum Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Both 37 years old (allegedly), really don’t see what this fight offers Chisora apart from another payday. Obviously Eddie will be hoping Zhang wins and sets up either AJ or Fury defending their belts in Beijin for huge money.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2021
  5. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Having seen Zhang fight, and knowing how well curated his record is compared to his actual ability. I am very confident that Chisora wins via an early KO and that Chisora doesnt need a warm up fight.

    But if he feels rusty it cant do him any harm.
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  6. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Zhang is relatively old even by Heavyweight standards, has a very padded record and most importantly is not a very good boxer.

    To sell any fight of his on PPV against Joshua in the UK would be a massive ask even for Hearn. Chisora likely would beat him if he trained diligently, Zhang really would struggle at even European level.
  7. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    I wouldn't of even bothered with warm up fight, Zhang is nothing special. Chisora Knocks him out.
  8. aaaaa

    aaaaa Member Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Fleece the public more.
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  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Chisora getting every bite of the pie that he can
  10. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Unexpected item in bagging area Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Zhang is not very good. Chisora uses him as target practice and stops him
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  11. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Chinese people will be told it is a pay per prawn cracker where the Chinese Brits know is is a pay per Gu tesco pudding
  12. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    It’s purely a warm up until crowds are allowed in I’d imagine.
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  13. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    Clearly to boost PPVs for Whyte v Povetkin 2.

    At the same time, I would have thought that Hearn would want to keep Zhang undefeated for when crowds are allowed back to try and sell AJ v Zhang to the Chinese market.
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  14. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    Think he’s looking at Zhang’s age, the current climate not changing too much, Chisora’s semi-popularity and Zhang enticing a whole new audience for PPV buys or subscriptions and though **** it.
  15. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    Would be very surprised that they put Zhang in with anyone like that. My understanding was Zhang was practically a shoe in to fight AJ in 2022 whether AJ wins or loses against Fury. I was under the impression they will keep Zhang unbeaten and get him to Top 10 in a governing body.

    I heard rumours that after the fury fights AJ win or lose AJ will look to essentially go on a world tour which would help the DAZN subscribers globally in a similar way Hearn mentioned working with Canelo. Rumours Fury will retire after the AJ fights regardless and AJ will continue and fight the Usyk vs Joyce winner, the belts will be released also if neccesary. My understanding was AJ intends to go another 3-5 years and a plan was to fight Zhang in China late 2022 and Bakole in Africa on top of a fight in Vegas to put right the Ruiz American performance.
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