Tyson Fury visited Derek Chisora’s dressing room following their ten-round contest, and the pair spent time with each other’s families in an endearing show of sportsmanship.
Fury battered ‘Del Boy’ on BT Sport Box Office for 30 minutes to keep his WBC belt and set up a shot at becoming undisputed in the heavyweight division.
The fight – which played out in front of 60,000 odd people in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – made for uncomfortable viewing at times, with Fury having it in the palm of his not unsubstantial hand from the opening bell.
Referee Victor Loughlin had seen enough in the tenth and waved it off. Chisora would thank him in his post-fight comments.
Once it was all said and done, ‘The Gypsy King’ stopped by his opponent’s dressing room in search of the obligatory Five Guys burger that Chisora has become known for. He got it and more – sharing not just the grub but a touching moment with ‘Del Boy’s daughters and his own son.
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The pair talked life, food, family, and boxing. The champion looked like he had been for a quick training session in the gym, whilst the challenger was sore, bruised, swollen, and stiff.
Chisora, whose jaw was too sore to enjoy the burger, asked his old pal about the upcoming undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk. Fury confirmed that it would happen In Saudi Arabia or at Wembley – although the Middle Eat option is far more likely. You get the feeling that nobody will be louder in support of Fury than the man he beat tonight.
It will be a fight that many think will test ‘The Gypsy King’, which is more than can be said about this one. The touching exchange in the aftermath showed what they had said all along to be true – it was two old pals, one giving another a shot at a belt and a, potentially final, payday. Many will wish it could have happened without the damage, but this is boxing after all.