Tyson Fury gave veteran Derek Chisora a ten round beating at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Victor Loughlin stepped in at 2:51 in the tenth round to give Tyson Fury his thirty second victory in the third defence of his WBC World Heavyweight title.
Nothing else was to be really expected from the bout, an open tune-up where Tyson Fury was the attraction, not boxing. However, Fury boxed remarkably in what at times was very uncomfortable viewing. In true Chisora fashion we saw no quit in the London man, who just wouldn’t lay down as Fury picked off his local rival with pure ease.
It was plainly obvious this was little more than a sparring session for the Lineal Heavyweight Champion of the World. ‘I needed some rounds, but I felt good in there. Take nothing away from Derek Chisora, he’s a real warrior and it was a privilege to fight him three times. He is a British boxing folk hero.’ Said Fury after the fight.
The last time Fury and Chisora faced each other was just over eight years ago, the fight having not too dissimilar an ending to this fight. Chisora was retired by his corner at the end of the tenth round last time, this time it was the referee who made that decision in a fight Chisora never had a hope of winning.
Attention now turns to an undisputed clash between Tyson Fury (WBC) and Oleksandr Usyk (WBA, WBO & IBF) for the right to call themselves the only champion in the heavyweight division. The two-weight champion, Oleksandr Usyk was in attendance as you would expect. According to all sources and reports, the two will lace up their gloves in Saudi Arabia early next summer.
The only thing potentially harming all four belts being on the line in Saudi Arabia, is that Filip Hrgovic has been called as the IBF mandatory. The IBF are known as the strictest governing body when it comes to enforcing mandatory challenges. Tyson Fury had barely stepped off the plane upon his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 to be immediately stripped of the red and gold belt.
Notable Undercard Results
Denys Berinchyk boxed well to claim the EBU European and WBO International Lightweight titles over Frenchman Yvan Mendy. The Ukrainian handed Mendy his first defeat in 4 years, the scorecards read; 112-117, 112-116 and 112-116.
In a bizarre heavyweight clash, Daniel Dubois defended his WBA Regular Heavyweight title against South African, Kevin Lerena. It looked like Christmas had come early for Lerena in just the 1st round. Lerena dropped Dubois with a left hook, then Dubois took a second count without the help of Lererna after attempting a feeble jab. Dubois was then down again for a third time only to be saved by the bell.
Lerena let his foot off the gas in the second round as Dubois regrouped. Dubois went on to win the bout in third round after a straight right hand floored Lerena. Howard Foster stopped the fight at the very end of the round with the South African eating punishment on the ropes from the Englishman.