Tyson Fury defeated Derek Chisora to defend his WBC heavyweight title for 10 rounds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday night.
It was Fury’s best performance. He gave Chisora a standing penalty until, with nine seconds left in the 10th period, referee Victor Loughlin stepped in to wave him off.
It wasn’t the last punch that finished, but Chisora was saved from his bravery.
Although Chisora went ahead of Fury, trying to block him, the WBC champion soon took control of their fight. He started kicking him, landing as hard as he could as the ball went into the second half.
He continued the bad work, knocking down his opponent until the referee had to intervene.
The story of the fight
Chisora began rolling to the body and chest, whipping Fury into the corner. His bright start was short-lived, however. Fury fired a right to connect and then turned Chisora to the back with a left. He then showed that he could suddenly open up with a damaging combination of punches.
Chisora hit right at the top. The WBC champion must have felt that way. He jerked back hard from Chisora’s right hand which fell to the surface and struggled against his ugly back.
Anger hit the right side of the body and then the head. Chisora hurt him a lot in the second half.
From then on, Fury continued to strike viciously but Chisora was determined to back off or be exposed. Instead, he just endured Fury’s punches.
By the third round, Fury had ordered a showboat, locking his back before hitting Chisora.
Even after changing the route to the south, Chisora could not stop the attack.
As the challenger moved forward, Fury went left, grabbing the head or body, finding many holes in Chisora’s guard.
Anger continued to knock him down. Controlling his opponent in the corner in the ninth round, Fury hit him with heavy punches.
He was very dangerous when he found space, quickly drilling the opponent with two.
Chisora had a tumor under his right eye and kept walking forward. He dropped a nasty hook on his tormentor and it only hit the top rope.
To turn things around in the 10th round, Chisora needed a punch that he couldn’t get. Instead, he took a very hard shot from the expert and the referee stopped the fight at 2.51 of the 10th round.
Fury is the WBC title holder. Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk holds three other world heavyweight titles, the WBO, WBA and IBF belts.
The Ukrainian was ringside and entered the ring to confront Fury at the end of the bout.
“Where’s Oleksandr Usyk, rabbit, Usyk you’re next,” Fury yelled. “You’re next!”
Fury cursed at him and Usyk, not looking, looked back.
“It’s over, over, over,” Fury roared. “You want to do something… You little sausage!”
Not to worry, Joe Joyce, who became known as the ‘Interim’ of the WBO after beating Joseph Parker, joined them in the ring. He wants a big fight on his own, with Fury or Usyk.
Anger grew even more.
“I’m telling you what Joe, I’m calling your name myself,” Fury cried. “If this rabbit doesn’t want it, let me and you do Wembley.”
With the excitement growing louder and louder, Fury sounded eager to take on all comers.
“They can run,” he said, “but they can’t hide;