Mancunian Tyson Fury is the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion after a laboured display from Dereck Chisora paved the way for the unbeaten former English champion to score a one-side decision win at Wembley Arena. The 22 year-old used his jab and superior conditioning to out-work the Finchley fighter and deservedly gain a 118-111, 117-112, 117-112 victory tonight.
The Irish descendant had a scary few moments in the second round when Chisora unloaded some of his customary bombs in an attempt to end the fight early and Fury was rocked on more than one occasion. He then took over the fight for the majority of the final ten rounds, picking off a tiring Chisora with regularity and racking up the rounds through the middle of the fight.
Don Charles in Chisora’s corner had to continuously remind his man to work as ‘Del Boy’ looked for the swinging power shots in a vain effort to take Fury out. Chisora visibly tired from round four and apart from a burst in the eleventh round, had nothing to offer in terms of trouble for Fury from that point on.
Fury will now move on to defence in early 2012 against the winner of David Price v John McDermott, which is scheduled to take place in November. The new champion could then be in line for a blockbuster bout with Wladimir Klitschko in twelve months time if he can come through his mandatory challenger unscathed.
It was my time to shine tonight,” Fury told Sky Sports after the fight.
“I don’t care who they put in front of me tonight, the result would have been the same.
“There is more to come form Tyson fury. I am willing to take on anybody in the world. I am 22 and the Klitschko’s are 40 years-old.”