After two postponements and numerous months of trash talk, the rematch between Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora turned out to be a one-sided affair.
Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) stopped Chicora (20-5, 13 KOs) in round 10 at the ExCel Arena in London, England Saturday night.
In 2011, Fury defeated Chisora by a wide-decision. Many thought the sequel would be more competitive.
Fury, who stands 6-foot-9, kept Chisora on the end of his long jab in the opening rounds. Chisora followed, but had no answer. Fury worked at a controlled pace. He peppered Chisora with sneaky combinations.
Chisora, eight inches shorter, knew his only chance was to land a fight changing bomb. In his previous matches, Fury had been susceptible to hooks from the outside. Not tonight. Whenever Chisora got around his enormous wingspan, Fury smothered him. He also turned southpaw--which further confused Chisora.
In round four, a sweeping left wobbled Chisora. As hard as he tried, he just couldn’t reach Fury. In round five, Chisora finally connected with a hook, but Fury didn’t blink.
The boo-birds came out in unison in round six. Fury, 26, ignored the catcalls and stay disciplined. He snapped Chisora’s head back with stinging jabs.
Fury continued to beat the much smaller man to the punch in the next few rounds.
Chisora showed some fire for a few seconds in round seven, but Fury quickly extinguished it with a jolting combination. The 30-year-old from Mbare, Zimbabwe absorbed more hard blows in the next few heats.
After strafing Chisora with a number of punches in round nine, Fury glanced at the referee. He kept up the beating in round 10. At the end of the stanza, Chisora had nothing left. His corner told the referee the fight was over.
Fury now owns the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.
"I’m very proud of my performance,” said Fury in the ring after the fight. “I dedicate it to my uncle Hughie. Wladimir Klitschko, I‘m coming for you.”