Tyson Fury Earns Stoppage Victory Over Derek Chisora

Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) retained his WBC title with a comprehensive victory over Derek Chisora (33-13, 23 KOs) today inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England.

‘The Gypsy King’ controlled the contest from the outset, dominating the bout en route to a tenth-round stoppage victory.

This bout was the third meeting between the pair, but the first with a world title up for grabs. Chisora, as game as ever, still landed 70 body shots, according to CompuBox, which is more than any other fighter who has stepped into the ring with Fury.

However, the result was never in any doubt. After hurting Chisora with several punishing shots, including a vicious overhand right early in the contest, it was always a matter of when and not Fury would have his hand raised in victory.

“Firstly, I want to say thank you to my lord and savior, Jesus Christ, for giving me another victory tonight. Secondly, I just want to say what a fuc*ing crowd! Come on! 60,000 people here today. I love every single one of you people. You’re amazing. I’m flabbergasted for words to say how much it means to me, “Fury said to the crowd in his postfight interview.

The 34-year-old praised his opponent, who has been a fixture on the UK heavyweight scene since his professional debut in 2007.

“I felt good. 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.”

The stage is now set for Fury to either take on WBO, IBF & WBA Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk in what would be a hugely anticipated title unification bout or compatriot Joe Joyce.

The Usyk fight is one that most fans would want, but the Joyce match-up would be a solid backup if, for whatever reason, the Usyk bout fails to materialize.

Fury is nothing if not unpredictable, but the chance to have an undisputed heavyweight champion will have many in the boxing community hoping that the next time he steps into the ring it will be with not one but all four major titles on the line.

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