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[Video] Fury Retires Hammer in 8, Eubank Stops Chudinov in the 12th

Tyson Fury continues his march to facing Wladimir Klitschko...

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LONDON, UK — Tyson Fury continued his march to facing Wladimir Klitschko after dispatching Christian Hammer over eight one-sided rounds tonight at the 02 Arena.

The 6’9 Fury’s skill, coupled with a significant reach advantage, was evident from the opening bell. Hammer struggled to get past Fury’s jab and punching angles, as Fury unpredictably switched stances from orthodox to southpaw.

Fury kept the fight at a casual, sparring session-like pace until dropping Hammer in the fifth with a right cross. Hammer beat the count, prompting Fury to up his aggression by fighting inside and bullying Hammer with short hooks. While never close to being stopped, Hammer appeared discouraged after receiving a few power shots to close the eighth and opted to retire on his stool.

As the #1 contender for Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO title, Fury affirmed afterward that he wants his title shot next and later hopes to unify with WBC belt-holder Deontay Wilder.

Fury’s win is his fourth consecutive stoppage and improves his record to 24-0 (18 KOs). Christian Hammer falls to 17-4 (10 KOs), suffering his first defeat since 2010.

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EUBANK JR. DOMINATES CHUDINOV: Chris Eubank Jr. captured the interim WBA middleweight with an arguably career best win in stopping Dmitry Chudinov in round 12.

The action in the early rounds was stifled by the holding and mauling of Eubank, who utilized this strategy anytime Chudinov got close. However, Eubank used his superior athletic ability to land quick combos before Chudinov could retalitate.

Chudinov’s vision was compromised by a deep cut above the left eyebrow due to an errant elbow. As the rounds progress and the punishment mounted, the cut widened to the length of the eyebow.

Eubank hurt Chudinov repeatedly over the second half of the bout. The referee and ringside doctor took several looks but opted to let the bout go into the championship rounds where Eubank unleashed a fury of hooks to begin the 12th. Chudinov survived the first onslaught, but the referee elected to stop the beating once Eubank went into his second prolonged attack.

“I had to stop beating him up and say [to the crowd] he’s a hell of a fighter,” Eubank Jr. quipped during his post-fight interview. “Saunders, wherever you are, I want my rematch. The boxing public knows I’m a league above him… I’m ready for redemption.

“I went in there saying I was going to show my speed and flash. But he wouldn’t stop coming, so I had to fight.”

Billy Joe Saunders, who defeated Eubank Jr. in November by split decision, was ringside doing commentary and welcomed a rematch.

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4 comments

  1. Carl Frampton got a good win to… Tyson showed some great footwork, his pivoting and spinning was awesome, but I he didnt go through the gears like I thought he would, he messed around alot, but still he got he win… He singing quite as good as his fighting thats for sure haha

    Eubank looked great to, what a fight that was… I think it should of been stopped earlier though, the fight went on way too long imo… I admit wrote him of a little bit earlier in his career, he was knocking over taxi drivers and bouncers a couple fights ago, but yeah fair play to him hes stepped it up… I know some of his family and have crossed paths with him out and about etc and hes just as arrogant in real life haha But Chudinov’s style did play into his hands…

  2. Jeeez I just read back what I typed, and I sound Chinese!!! I put it down to staying up all night watching the boxing haha

    1. haha I follow you just fine. I knew early on that Eubank Jr.’s attitude was no act. LOL Fury’s ready for Wladimir. Don’t think he’ll win, but the second-tier guys have a nothing for him. I still hope we get Fury-Wilder just for the comedy, though. lol

      1. Wilder/Fury would be pure comedy man, did you see the Elvis entrance and sing song after? wtf haha The pressers and weigh ins from them two would be hilarious… With regards to Wlad yeah I think Fury would lose to, but Fury does seem to step up when he has to, but I can see him beating him… Although Im like the way Fury uses his footwork these days…

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