Fury and Chisora could fight for WBC belt, says Watt

Boxing pundit Jim Watt has tipped the British boxing duo of Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury as potential candidates for the vacant World Boxing Council or the WBC Heavyweight Championship recently vacated by Ukrainian boxing legend Vitali Klitschko.

According to Watt, both Chisora and Fury have staked their credible claims to fight for the vacant belt which was vacated by the 42 year old who will be joining active politics in his native Ukraine but still retains the right to fight for the title as and when he chooses to after being named as the Champion Emeritus by the WBC.

However, the prospect of the older Klitschko returning to the ring appear to be highly unlikely as he is intent on forging a new political identity and Watt believes the two English boxers are definitely in the frame for a crack at the WBC Heavyweight Championship in 2014.

Watt stated that Fury has done enough to warrant a fight, adding that he is young, marketable as well as undefeated. Watt also mentioned that had the fight against David Haye taken place and Fury managed to beat him, then he would have been definitely knocking on the door.

He mentioned that he doesn’t think Fury has done enough to warrant a straight crack at the vacant belt but he believes the WBC has done stranger things in the past and could do something similar with the vacant belt again.

Chisora, on the other hand, was defeated by Vitali back in 2011 and Watt admitted that he is a champion material and his performance against the Ukrainian did a world of good to his career. Watt thinks he is very businesslike in the ring and he will be a huge success if he manages to get the title belt in the future.