Tyson Fury has put on an absolute clinic to retain his WBC heavyweight title with a dominant stoppage win over Derek Chisora on Sunday (AEDT).
The “Gypsy King” came out of his so-called retirement to take on Chisora for the third time but the fight was a complete mismatch.
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Fury dominated from the outset, landing countless jabs and uppercuts on Chisora at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The pair got tangled in the early stages when Fury tackled his opponent to the canvas and Chisora was nearly sent tumbling through the ropes.
Fury easily could have finished the fight much earlier with a knockout blow but seemed content to get some rounds under his belt against a weaker fighter.
Despite his right eye closing over and being completely out on his feet, Chisora somehow hung in there and lasted until the 10th round before the referee called a stop to the fight.
It was a gross mismatch that arguably should have been stopped by the referee or Chisora’s corner much earlier.
Fury praised his countryman but bigger things await the 34-year-old next year — notably a heavyweight unification fight against Oleksandr Usyk.
The two men considered the best matched fighters for Fury — Usyk and Joe Joyce — were watching the action ringside.
Fury called out Usyk, who went face-to-face with him on the edge of the ring as Fury proceeded to berate him in an expletive-laden rant.
He said: “Where’s the rabbit Oleksandr Usyk? I’ll do you gappy teeth, you ugly little man. What you going to do? You going to do something?”
Usyk, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles, didn’t flinch at all as Fury delivered insult after insult to the stone-faced Ukrainian.
Fury will look to fight both Usyk and Joyce next year and hinted at a world tour of bouts.
“After I beat Chisora and after I beat Oleksandr Usyk next year, I am going to try and go on a massive campaign all over the world,” he said.