Another opponent, another title defense for Tyson Fury as the WBC heavyweight world champion retained his belt against longtime rival Derek Chisora in their trilogy fight via 10th round TKO this Saturday night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
The two had met twice before, in 2011 and 2014, with the trilogy saga reaching conclusion across over a decade, and the result remained pretty much the same this time- The Gypsy King dominating into a resounding victory.
There were connections made by Chisora here and there and while he did drag the fight into the late rounds, the 10th round saw the curtains drop with a vicious uppercut from Fury was the verdict Victor Loughlin needed, with nine seconds remaining on the clock.
“I felt good. I needed some rounds,” said Fury after the fight, “I hadn’t boxed in eight or nine months out of retirement. I’ve had a lot going on. I felt good in there tonight. I felt like I found the jab and landed good punches.”
While he’s now 3-0 against Chisora, Fury did not want to take any credit away from ‘Del Boy’, and the appreciation soon followed.
“Take nothing away from Derek Chisora, he’s an absolute warrior,” he went on, “It’s been a privilege to fight him three times. He’s an absolute British folk hero. He’s grown on everybody and we all love Derek Chisora.”
What came next was the fight all the fans are looking for – Oleksandr Usyk. While Fury recently stated that he will not contest for one of Usyk’s unified titles- specifically the IBF one, but there’s no doubt in Fury’s intentions to fight the Ukrainian.
“Where’s Oleksandr Usyk?” Fury continued, “The rabbit. Hey, rabbit. You’re next, you little bitch. You’re next. Me and you. … 15-stone little midget beat a bodybuilder. Well, I ain’t a bodybuilder, sucker. I’m gonna write you off. I already done one Ukrainian, Klitschko, didn’t I? And I’ll do you as well, gappy-teeth. You ugly little man. Let’s get it on.”
Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora 3 Full Result
- WBC heavyweight title: Tyson Fury (c) def. Derek Chisora via 10th round TKO
- WBA (Regular) heavyweight title: Daniel Dubois def. Kevin Lerena via third-round TKO
- Denys Berinchyk def. Yvan Mendy via unanimous decision (117-112, 116-112, 116-112)