Fury stops Chisora in rematch
- Updated: November 30, 2014
In a heavyweight rematch with title shot implications, Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a 10th round stoppage over Dereck Chisora at the ExCel arena in London.
Fury had little trouble against Chisora, who had been looking for a return bout after his 2011 loss to Fury. However, Fury controlled the fight with his jab and needed little else to pile up points.
Chisora (20-5, 13 KOs) was simply unable to get close enough to Fury for any extended amount of time, and struggled throughout the fight to get off combinations while on the inside.
Despite a competitive opening round, Fury decided to switch to southpaw in the second round and Chisora could not deal with the alternate stance. Fury simply snapped his jab and landed straight lefts, keeping Chisora on the defensive, while also missing wildly with flailing rights.
The fight became pretty one sided by the midway point and the lack of action was criticized by fans in attendance, prompting referee Marcus McDonnell to ask both fighters to start fighting.
In the 10th, Chisora’s face was the worse for wear and Fury continued having his way. After the round, Chisora’s corner realized he was completely out of the fight and asked for the stoppage before the start of the round.
With the win, Fury is now the mandatory challenger for one of Wladimir Klitschko’s title belts.