Tyson Fury moved into the mandatory contender position for Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO World Heavyweight title with his victory over Dereck Chisora last night at the ExCeL London.
The former Irish champion took his undefeated record to 23 wins when he forced Chisora to retire in the tenth round with a dominant performance to earn his shot at the long reigning Ukrainian king.
It was the second time Fury defeated Chisora following his points win in July 2011 and it was a much better performance from the giant traveller this time around.
The hard-hitting southpaw peppered Chisora with jabs and crosses and landed plenty of hard uppercuts as the Londoner pressed forward with his face getting mark up by Fury’s heavy blows.
Finally in the tenth round Chisora’s corner, led by trainer Don Charles, said to the referee his man had had enough.
Afterwards Fury said, “Chisora never really troubled me and I didn’t take any punches from him, it was a good performance from me and there is still lots more to come, I’ll save the best for Klitschko,” Said Fury.
Fury’s, trainer and uncle Peter, added, “This is a new side to Tyson, he showed patience and maturity by slowing taking apart Chisora, it comes with experience and it now shows that he is ready for Klitschko.”