Tyson Fury beats Derek Chisora after referee stops brutal beatdown

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Tyson Fury successfully defended his WBC world heavyweight title on Saturday night after his contest with Derek Chisora was stopped by referee Victor Loughlin. 

It was no surprise that Fury was the overriding favourite going into this trilogy fight and it showed from the opening bell.

Chisora did come out swinging at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but this all but lasted a few seconds as Fury used his superior range to nullify any threat 'Del Boy' posed.

Round one saw Fury land numerous right and left uppercuts, and this was a pattern which persisted for the whole fight. 

A Fury right hand rocked Chisora in the third, but he somehow continued to take the punishment which began to make the contest an uncomfortable watch. 

The damage from Fury's vicious assault was clear to see on Chisora as he slumped to his stool at the end of round seven with a slowly closing right eye as a result of the hard-hitting Fury left hands and a cut mouth. 

The best thing for Chisora to do was be pulled out by his corner or the referee, but despite referee Loughlin's advice to trainer Don Charles at the end of round nine, Charles insisted that Chisora was okay to continue.

When both fighters met in the centre for the 10th round, Loughlin kept a close eye on Chisora and with just nine seconds remaining in the round, he brought an end to what was a brutal beatdown. 

For Fury, this didn't help him learn anything. This was a tickover fight ahead of a potential undisputed heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk, who was ringside, early next year, and the pair did face off after the fight which sent the 60,000 capacity crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium into a frenzy.

But when it comes to Chisora, it surely is a sign that it's time to hang up the gloves. His time in boxing has provided numerous memorable moments for British fans, but after being on the wrong end of an onslaught from Fury, surely for the sake of his personal wellbeing, the 38-year-old will see that he can no longer compete with the top names at heavyweight. 

Now attention turns to the negotiating table as Fury and Usyk's camp look to make an undisputed showdown for 2023, but as ever with boxing, nothing goes quite to plan in this crazy sport. 

Re-live the highlights from the full Fury vs. Chisora card below. 


Dubois and Lerena make their entrances

WBA 'regular' heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois and Kevin Lerena are both in the ring ahead of their fight.

Just the fighter introductions to be made and then we'll be underway. 

Berinchyk is a European champion

Denis Berinchyk is the new European lightweight champion after beating Yvan Mendy on the judges' scorecards.

It was a fight which had glimpses of quality, but Berinchyk's volume and movement nullified any threat that Mendy posed.

One judge scored the fight 117-112, while the other two gave 116-112 scores all in favour of Berinchyk. 

Mendy vs. Berinchyk commences

Yvan Mendy and Denys Berinchyk get this European lightweight title fight underway. 

Mendy and Berinchyk make their way to the ring

European lightweight champion Yvan Mendy and Denys Berinchyk have made their respective ringwalks ahead of this contest.

Berinchyk is flanked by fellow Ukrainian and unified world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. 

Fury and Chisora's arrival

With less than two hours remaining until the scheduled ringwalks for the main event, WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora have arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 


What's in store tonight?

Here is the full schedule for tonight's main card at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

- Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora; For Fury's WBC heavyweight title

- Daniel Dubois vs. Kevin Lerena; For Dubois' WBA (Regular) heavyweight title

- Yvan Mendy vs. Denys Berinchyk; Lightweight

Results so far

There are three fights scheduled for the main card, but we have already had a number of fights from some exciting prospects. 

Find the full results below. 

- Karol Itauma def. Vladimir Belujsky via R8-TKO

- Royston Barney Smith def. Cruz Perez via R1-KO

- Hosea Burton def. Reinis Porozovs via PTS

- Isaac Lowe def. Sandeep Singh Bhatti via PTS


Good evening and welcome

Good evening and welcome to DAZN's coverage of Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora.

Stay tuned for all the latest results, updates and highlights from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

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