Dereck Chisora Vs Kevin Johnson – Fight preview and betting recommendation

Dereck Chisora Vs Kevin Johnson

Fight preview and boxing betting recommendation

Chisora looks to get past wily American heavyweight and former world title challenger Kevin Johnson on his way to a summer showdown with Tyson Fury who also features on this copper box arena card.

Johnson is no bum, he is an accomplished counter puncher who has fought at world class level taking world champion Vitali Klitschko the distance in 2009, and perhaps he is being a little underrated in this fight.

Johnson turned professional 12 years ago in 2002 but quickly earned himself a reputation in 2004 by holding at the time unbeaten Olympian Timur Ibragimov to a draw.

Good wins against competent fighters and a noteworthy stoppage win against Bruce Seldon saw Johnson get a shot at Vitali in 2009, despite losing every round Johnson showed he is durable and a tough out for anyone.

Johnson is ring smart, has a dominant jab, fast hands and operates as an effective counter puncher but the con is he appears extremely lazy and his work ethic is questionable between the ropes i just don’t see him doing enough against the reinvented Chisora, who recently has shown bad intentions.

Johnson has a wily style that could make Chisora look a little average at times, however my concern for Johnson is his lazy demeanour could see him overwhelmed by the high output and relentless offense of Chisora, Chisora has a chance of breaking Johnsons heart and being the first man to out the durable American, however at 3/1 i would question the value in that prospect.

Chisora 2-3 years ago was out of shape and overweight, he appeared to lack purpose but more recently has shown a dedication to the sport and is now a real contender, while his last 4 recent outings have been stoppage wins, there still remains some niggly concerns, against Hector Alfredo Avila Chisora looked awful and made hard work of a guy who should be bread and butter.

Against Edmund Gerber we saw a relentless display from Chisora however Gerber was able to land some unnecessary shots.

Chisora was outboxed by Malik Scott early but got the engine going and relentless pressure led to a controversial stoppage, however in Chisora’s defence i felt was on his way to a stoppage win regardless. Scott was a very good win.

Against Ondrej Pala though again Chisora took unnecessary shots and in one instance looked momentarily buzzed.

So while i think Chisora is much improved and on his day could give any heavyweight nightmares. There are however a few niggly concerns.

I don’t see much value in a Chisora win in this fight Chisora is 4/7 for the decision, which doesn’t appeal. The Chisora stoppage is 3/1 and considering Johnson has a good defence and has never been stopped that price looks stingy.

In that sense i would be tempted to leave the fight alone, However there is a ‘interest’ bet i do like the look of and that’s Chisora in rounds 7-12 at 13/2. if a relentless Chisora comes in we may see him overwhelm Johnson and force a late stoppage.

Im going in small on the Chisora rounds 7-12 with Paddy Power.

Boxingtipster.coms bet – £10 on Chisora rounds 7-12 with 13/2 Paddy Power