Fury stops Chisora to retain WBC heavyweight title

Fury stops Chisora to retain WBC heavyweight title

By brutally dispatching Derek Chisora, Tyson Fury has successfully defended his WBC heavyweight championship and lined up a prospective uncontested matchup with Oleksandr Usyk, thesportsbay.com reports.

At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in front of 59,769 spectators, Fury, 34, kept his undefeated streak alive.

As a result of the dominant champion regularly hurting fellow Briton Chisora, 38, the referee stopped the one-sided fight in the tenth round.

IBF, IBO, WBO, and WBA belt holder Usyk attended ringside in London.

It was Chisora’s fourth defeat in the previous five fights, making it his 13th defeat overall in 46 matches.

The two shook hands earlier this week and vowed to square up for the first three minutes, with Chisora guaranteeing “the best heavyweight game first round ever.”

Despite the chilly weather at a December night outdoor event in London, the two fighters attempted to deliver the spectacle they had promised in front of an unbelievable atmosphere.

However, the contest was a mismatch because Fury outclassed his opponent, and he can now anticipate a potential undisputed heavyweight clash with Usyk in 2023.

Fury has at least three fights planned for 2023 despite declaring in April that he will retire from boxing. In a series of bizarre events that followed, he simultaneously challenged Usyk and the undefeated Briton Joe Joyce.

When asked if he would fight Usyk, 35, Fury said, “Where’s the rabbit?”

Usyk came up to him at the ropes, and Fury continued: “Usyk, you’re next, you 15-stone midget bodybuilder. Let’s get started; I’ve already done one Ukrainian, [Wladimir] Klitchsko.”

Then Joyce arrived, and Fury said: “I’m arguing that Joe Joyce, a tremendous boxer, deserves to compete for the title. At Wembley, if the rabbit [Usyk] doesn’t fight, we will.”

However, there could yet be an obstacle as Fury, in a later interview with ESPN, said he had problems with his hand and may need surgery on his right elbow “which will take about 6-8 weeks to heal”.