Tyson Fury (23-0, 17KO’s) stamped his world title credentials after laying a sustained beating upon former world title challenger Dereck Chisora (20-5, 13KO’s) in London this evening.
Within the first minute of a bout that was billed as “Bad Blood”, quickly it became evidently clear that both boxers had changed significantly since their first meeting in 2010.
While Tyson Fury had vastly improved since their first meeting, no longer seemingly crude and reckless, Chisora looked a shadow of the fighter which pushed Vitali Klitschko so close for the world title in 2012. This match up was seriously one sided.
Fury 26, came out southpaw using his jab very well popping the head back of his shorter foe, moving confidently around the ring leaving Chisora looking without idea and amateurish at times.
The right jab of Fury was marking up the former European champion early and remarkably at times it felt like the 6″9 fighter was toying with his opponent and letting him continue. Swift combinations and hard hooks drew gasps from the crowd, most of which had left the building due to the action being so one sided.
It seemed from round five onwards Fury could have stopped the bout with a sustained succession of shots but seemed content in getting the rounds under his belt underneath the bright lights.
With both eyes almost closed, a cut and all energy spent, Chisora’s trainer Don Charles pulled his man out at the end of round ten – it was the correct decision to be made.
After the victory Fury dedicated the win to his uncle Hughie who passed away earlier this year. For his troubles he picked up the European and British titles as well as the mandatory challenger position for Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO world heavyweight title.