Everyone knew that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) would have no issues with Derek Chisora, and in the end, everyone was right.
Fury dominated and defeated Chisora (33-13, 23 KOs) via 10th-round TKO Saturday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Fury, who defeated Chisora on two prior occasions, had an easy time landing against the 38-year-old. In fact, according to CompuBox, he landed 50 percent or more of his power punches in seven of the ten rounds.
Late in the fight, there was visible swelling below Chisora’s right eye, and it was clear that his corner or referee needed to stop the fight.
In the tenth round, Fury landed some heavy shots, including an excellent combination that finally, and thankfully, forced referee Victor Loughlin to put a stop to the bout at 2:51 of the round.
“I felt good,” Fury said after the win. “I needed some rounds. I haven’t boxed since April. It’s been 8 or 9 months since then. I’ve been out of retirement. I’ve had a lot go on. I felt like I was landing my jab, landing some good punches. I take nothing away from Chisora. He’s an absolute warrior. It’s been a privilege to fight him three times. He’s an absolute British folk hero. What a warrior. What an African British warrior. We’ve done three epic fights, and what a tough man. I was hitting him with shots that would’ve knocked anybody else out, and he stood up to every one of them.”
Chisora was happy the fight was stopped and, like many, wants to see Fury battle unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Uysk for all the belts.
“You know what, thanks to the ref,” Chisora said. “As a fighter, you don’t want to stop. You want to go out in your shield. Thank you, Tyson; I really appreciate this. There is a big fight coming up. Everyone wants to see one champion in the heavyweight division. The last one we had was Lennox Lewis. I would like to see him and Usyk in Saudi [Arabia]. That’s what we want to see now. That’s the fight we should make happen now.”
Usyk, who was ringside and went face-to-face with Fury after the fight, could be the likely target for Fury. However, Fury did reveal that he may need surgery on his elbow and hand following the fight, so if that is true, we may have to wait a little longer for Usyk-Fury to happen.