As most expected, Tyson Fury put in a dominant performance against a brave Derek Chisora to set up an exciting 2023 for boxing’s blue ribbon division.
At times it seemed like Fury was almost taking it easy on his old pal Chisora, choosing against inflicting maximum damage to the veteran fighter. The fight was eventually stopped in the 10th round by referee, Victor Loughlin, with many thinking ‘Del Boy’ should have been put out of his misery sooner.
If fans have their way, Fury’s next fight will be to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis over twenty years ago. That would mean the man from Morecambe facing former undisputed cruiserweight champion and current WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk.
The Ukrainian was ringside in London to eye up his potential next opponent and, when asked about the fight in a media scrum with Boxing Social, didn’t seem to impressed with the action.
“It was good sparring”
On the speculation that Fury could have finished the fight when he wanted to, Usyk replied:
“If he could, he probably would finish it earlier.”
Finally when asked about the size difference between himself and Fury, Usyk seemed unfazed and revealed that his stamina will be the key to victory:
“Engine is much more important than fuselage [physical]”
The two of them squared up to each other after the final bell with the Ukrainian maintaining his cool as ‘The Gypsy King’ shouted at him, even taking a break from the abuse to jump on a phone call.
Both teams appear to want the fight and there seem to be few obstacles in the way of making it, with Saudi Arabia widely tipped as the location for the bout.