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Derek Chisora vs David Price Odds & Picks

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Apr 13, 2020 · 12:08 PM PDT

Chisora vs Price
Derek Chisora vs David Price goes down this Saturday with Chisora as the heavy favorite. Photo By @NottsShooters (Twitter)
  • Chisora vs Price goes Saturday, October 26th at 4:00 pm EST
  • Will Chisora make the crowd yell ‘Timber’ as he has purported?
  • Will Price claim victory in this battle of north versus south?

Chisora vs Price is a prizefight between high-level heavyweights with divergent approaches to fighting. This fight is scheduled to go down at The O2 Arena in London, England. Title bouts abound on this card but this bout certainly has title implications in its own right.

Both men have a bit of a history sparring together in 2012 but really this bout has been 15 years in the making. The two have competed on a number of the same circuits and will finally meet in the twilight of their careers. Check out the odds for this fight and my bout breakdown below.

Chisora vs Price Odds

Fighter Odds
Derek Chisora -500
David Price +350

*Odds taken 10/22/19

Chisora was initially slated to face Joseph Parker but Parker pulled out due to injury. Chisora seems to not be phased by the opponent switch and will come ready to sling leather regardless. Price is quite happy about this opportunity popping up. He stayed ready all summer after his emphatic win over Dave Allen in July with the notion that something would eventually present itself to him. Unfortunately for Price, I think he’s biting off a bit more than he can chew.

Chisora Makes David Pay the Price

The fight is intriguing both for the different in-ring styles each brings and the seemingly diametrically opposed mentalities that each fighter has. Price is a technically savvy fighter who has been criticized by some as lacking a killer instinct that has caused him to falter in key career moments. Conversely, Chisora is a crowd-pleasing action fighter who has been outclassed by some pugilists that play the matador game. Chisora is complimentary of his opponent to a degree.

He thinks that if his mindset was combined with Price’s physical frame/skills, it would produce an untouchable champion. That being said, Chisora is looking to come in and shatter the confidence of Price en route to some intriguing fights towards the top of the weight class. Chisora has his eyes on some of the bigger fights that the heavyweight class has to offer.

In order to get these fights though, Chisora must get past Price. This is by no means an easy task or a foregone conclusion either. I understand why oddsmakers have the perception that they do by having Chisora as a sizeable favorite. Price is 4-3 in his last seven while Chisora is 5-2. Both men have winning streaks coming into this so both have a modicum of momentum in their own right.

Price does have a bit of a history faltering when he takes that next step up. More often than not, when Price has taken on opponents of a higher caliber he seems to come up short. I feel like Chisora will represent a foe who is on that sort of level.

Chisora vs Price Tale of the Tape

31-9 Record 25-6
22 Knockouts 20
6’1.5 Height 6’8
74″ Reach 82″
Malik Scott, Kevin Johnson,
Artur Szpilka
Significant Wins David Allen, Ondrej Pala,
Sam Sexton
orthodox Stance orthodox

Though Chisora also has fallen short in some key moments, he has more of a pronounced success rate against upper echelon heavyweight talent. This idea Chisora will come through is further compounded by the fact that Chisora has had a formal training camp while Price is stepping up as a replacement. I can’t see this contest going to the scorecards. I think Chisora gets the stoppage victory inside of nine rounds.

Pick: Chisora (-500)

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