Undefeated British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury seems to be perfectly relaxed ahead of his crunch July showdown with Dereck ‘Del Boy’ Chisora.
The Manchester United fan dressed up to attend the Red Devils’ lavish end of season ceremony with wife Paris in tow and looked as though the Chisora clash couldn’t be further from his mind.
Fury was photographed on the red carpet alongside a number of United stars, including Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, England star Wayne Rooney and interim manager Ryan Giggs and looked completely at ease ahead of the Phones 4u Arena bout.
The news will serve as encouragement for those putting faith in Ladbrokes’ boxing odds, which have the notoriously brash Mancunian down as the 1/2 favourite to win on the night and set up a potential world title clash with Ukrainian champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury’s appearance was in stark contrast to the last time he was seen in front of the camera, when he erupted at a press conference, snapping a microphone and upending a table before storming out.
Then it was Chisora who appeared the more composed fighter and had plenty of boxing fans clamouring to take odds of 13/8 on a win for the Londoner.
Now though, Fury appears far more relaxed about the forthcoming fight and this is likely to unnerve Chisora, who seemed to be banking on an erratic and emotional display from Fury to boost his chances of success.
The pair have met once before, with Fury winning despite being in what he described as the worst shape of his career.
Chisora is looking like a much more dedicated and focused operator than he did in those days but despite his renewed hunger and passion, it looks like Fury will be the one to go on to bigger and better things this summer.
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