Tyson Fury beat Derek Chisora in WBC heavyweight championship fight on Saturday
before setting his sights on a blockbuster unification bout against Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury, still unbeaten as a professional, dominated from the start, and with Chisora’s
eyes starting to close, referee Victor Loughlin stopped the fight nine seconds before
the end of the 10th round at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The 34-year-old now boasts a record of 33 wins from 34 fights with one draw.
Fury’s latest win also paved the way for a unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk, the
IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion.
Usyk was at ringside on Saturday as he returned to the venue where he deprived
Britain’s Anthony Joshua of all those titles in September last year before defeating
him again in Jeddah this July.
Soon after Fury’s hand was raised in victory, he was involved in a ringside face-off
with Usyk as the Ukrainian entered the ring.
Fury, after thanking a crowd of some 60,000 and paying tribute to his beaten
opponent by leading spectators in a chant of “One Derek Chisora, turned his
attention to Usyk with British heavyweight Joe Joyce also coming onto the ring
- ‘Let’s get it on’ –
“Usyk, you’re next, you 15 stone little body building midget. I’ve done one Ukrainian,
(Wladimir) Klitchsko, let’s get it on,” Fury told BT Sport.
Usyk remained silent, with Chisora adding: “Thank you Tyson, I really appreciate
that. We are friends.
“There’s a big fight coming, everyone wants to see one champion in the heavyweight
Fury, meanwhile, then turned his attention to Joyce.
“I’m saying Joe Joyce, a brilliant fighter, he deserves a title fight,” Fury said. “If the
rabbit (Usyk) doesn’t fight, we’ll fight at Wembley.”
Fury’s only previous fight this year was a sixth-round stoppage of Dillian Whyte at
Wembley in April.
“I felt good, I needed some rounds, I haven’t boxed since April,” said Fury. “I was
landing good punches. But take nothing from Del Boy (Chisora), it was a pleasure to
fight tonight, he is a British folk hero.”
After the Whyte fight, Fury announced his retirement only for the lure of the ring to
prove too strong.
Fury was an overwhelming favourite to beat Chisora given he’d defeated him
convincingly in their two previous bouts, including a 10th-round stoppage when they
last met eight years ago.
Nevertheless the 38-year-old Chisora has won respect throughout a now 46-fight
career for his ability to take a punch.