Tyson Fury didn’t just win every round, he won every second of the fight.
Unleashing His Fury
Tyson unleashed his fury on his fellow trash talking heavyweight Chisora and laid a one-sided beating for ten rounds before Chisora’s corner threw in the towel to stop the beat down on Saturday night at the Excel Arena in London, England. The win not only earned Fury the vacant British Heavyweight boxing title and Chisora’s European belt, but also the mandatory challenger status for one of Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight belts.
Fury kept Chisora at a safe distance throughout the bout by pounding his face with stiff jabs. The 6-9 Fury turned southpaw for a pretty good portion of the fight and battered the shorter Chisora with his right jab. The strategy proved to be effective as it frustrated Chisora as early as round one when he was warned by referee Marcus McDonnell for a couple of low blows.
Easier Than First Bout
Chisora wasn’t a difficult prey and the fight was easier for Fury than their first encounter in 2011 which he won via a clear unanimous decision. Fury would just fire double and triple jabs against a plodding Chisora, who looked lifeless and far from the top conditioned boxer he claimed he was before the fight. During their pre-fight conferences, Chisora attributed his loss during their first bout to his lack of conditioning because he weighed 261 pounds for that contest.
Fury wobbled Chisora with a left hook in the fourth round and kept doing damage with his jabs. By the sixth round, the crowd was booing and was restless for action as Chisora kept on swinging wildly for the fences, hoping to land a big bomb on his opponent. At the end of round six, Chisora’s corner asked him if he wanted to continue because he was taking a lot of punishment. He said yes, but he never got going.
Now or Never
By round nine, Chisora’s right eye was cut and closed as his trainer, Don Charles told him that it was now or never. It was the latter for Chisora as Tyson Fury would not be denied on this night. Fury dished out more punishment in round ten, forcing Charles to tell his fighter at the end of the round that he wanted him to finish the fight on his feet. After all the trash talk and the hype, the fight ended disappointingly. Fury won with ease and he snapped Chisora’s five-fight winning streak with his effective jabs.
Although Fury earned a title shot against Klitschko, he won’t get the next crack at the Ukrainian champion. Klitschko is likely to fight American Bryant Jennings in April while Fury is being eyed a February tune-up bout to stay in shape.