David Haye Exclusive: Price bout is chance for Chisora to show fans he's back to his best

Boxer Dereck Chisora
David Haye picks Dereck Chisora for a late stoppage win

Betfair Ambassador David Haye previews what promises to be an explosive heavyweight battle between Dereck Chisora and David Price at the O2 Arena...

"everyone will give Derek Chisora the credit he deserves if he finds a way to get a stoppage victory in London."

Price's right hand is dangerous

Dereck Chisora may be the betting favourite for Saturday's fight against David Price, but the underdog is dangerous. He has a very impressive jab. We have seen in the past it's capable of keeping opponents at bay, softening them up in the process. Just ask Dave Allen about that. As David Price gets older, he has begun to use that jab as a real tool of destruction.

Another major weapon in the Price arsenal is his big right hand, whether thrown straight down the middle or used as an uppercut. That backhand, along with his reach and punch power, means he shouldn't be underestimated. We rarely see David Price throw his right hand unless his jab is landing.

If we see him begin to land the lead on Saturday, you can be sure his right hand and right uppercut will follow soon afterwards. If he hits anyone flush on the chin, he has a very good chance of stopping them.

A fight for the fans


A win for Chisora on Saturday night would let fans know he's back. He scored victory over Artur Szpilka last time out, but he isn't necessarily a big name with casual followers. Boxing fans certainly know Szpila, they watched him against Deontay Wilder and appreciate just how tricky he can be. Dereck dispatched him but there may have been some in the crowd who thought we brought over a bum for Chisora to knock out and look good against.

The difference with this bout is every British fight fan knows David Price. They saw his last fight against Dave Allen and know he's in great form. He's coming in on the back of a three-fight winning streak and is confident. He was in training when he got the call, so we know, despite the late notice, he's fit and raring to go.

Being a late stand-in didn't affect Andy Ruiz Jr against Anthony Joshua earlier this year, so it is possible for Price to bring out a career best performance with no pressure on his shoulders.

Chisora must put on a show

I feel everyone will give Chisora the credit he deserves if he finds a way to get a stoppage victory in London. The fact it is on such a big platform and the fact Dereck is talking about wanting the biggest fights in the division means he really needs to deal with Price in good fashion to get the credibility and recognition he is after.

The Betfair Sportsbook has Chisora as 2/7 favourite to win this fight and he's available at 1/2 to get the job done inside the distance. A late stoppage, between rounds 10 and 12, is 11/2. The Price upset is 3/1, a KO/TKO worth a second look at 7/2.


For more from David ahead of the weekend action, check out the latest episode of #AfterTheBell, the Mirror's podcast in association with Betfair...

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