WEMBLEY, LONDON — Tyson Fury (15-0, 10 KOs) remained undefeated tonight (July 23) with a decisive unanimous decision victory over Dereck Chisora (14-1, 9 KOs).
Fury established superiority in the first round by catching Chisora repeatedly with jabs and right hands. Chisora rebounded in round two by stunning Fury with an overhand right. He muscled Fury into a corner, shaking off a solid 1-2 to rattle Fury with a counter right to close out the round. The wild aggression continued to keep Fury off-balance in third, allowing Chisora to land two overhand rights.
Fury regained control of the fight in the middle rounds behind long jabs, body punching and uppercuts. Chisora’s 10 months out the ring and career-high weight of 261 pounds began to be factors. By the seventh, Chisora could not sustain consistent offense through a round, banking on hayemaker hooks in the last-minute to steal it. Now wary and wise to these sporadic outbursts, Fury kept enough distance to retreat out of range from Chisora’s bull rushes.
After a mauling round nine that saw Fury bully Chisora with uppercuts, both men were in newfound territory for the 10th. Down big on the cards, Chisora stormed back behind a series of overhand rights. Fury tied him up only to get spun into a corner, where Chisora closed strong with uppercuts.
The final two rounds were all Tyson Fury. Chisora spent the majority of the time confined to the ropes and on the receiving end of right and left uppercuts. The final cards were unanimous for Fury with scores of 117-112 twice and 118-111.
The win gives Tyson Fury the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.