Fury dominates Chisora; Saunders splits Eubank Jr in British classic
A total mismatch contradicted the build-up to what promised to be a huge heavyweight bout between British contenders Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora.
Fury took every round of a pain-staking fight to watch, before Chisora’s trainer Don Charles made the right decision to pull his fighter out after ten rounds.
The bout proved to be a master-class in a taller fighter exposing a smaller puncher as Fury moves even closer to a inevitable world title showdown with Wladimir Klitschko.
In chief support, Billy Joe Saunders overhauled Chris Eubank Jr in an epic contest that lit up the ExCel Arena in London and will be a definite contender for Fight of the Year
Saunders took control in the earlier rounds, but coped well once Eubank came on strong late to eventually take a 115-113, 115-114, 113-116 victory after 12 rounds.
Both engaged throughout the fight in a battle that could have gone either way and will certainly spawn a welcomed rematch somewhere down the line.
Frankie Gavin put himself back in welterweight contention in a hard-fought and closely contested bout with the previously undefeated Bradley Skeete.
In a bout that resembled a chess match at times, Gavin eventually prevailed 116-112, 116-113 (twice) to add the Commonwealth belt to his Lonsdale Belt.
Cromer’s Liam Walsh remained unbeaten with an impressive performance against Gary Sykes to add the British super-featherweight title to his Commonwealth version.
The Southpaw was on top for the majority of the contest and saw out a 119,108, 118-109, 118-111 triumph on the scorecards to improve to 18-0 and keep on track for a world title shot.
Frank Buglioni picked up the vacant WBO European super-middleweight title with a 97-92 (twice) and 97-93 victory over Andrew Robinson after ten rounds to make it 15 wins from 16 since turning professional.
Harrow’s Mitchell Smith won a decision from all three judges over Zoltan Kovacs to pick up the vacant WBO European super-featherweight title with scores of 100-89, 97-92 (twice) taking his C.V to 10-0.
Earlier, US heavyweight Eddie Chambers made if five wins from five since his swtich to the UK as the former world title challenger stopped Dorian Darch.
Looking in great shape, Chambers, 32, dismantled Darch for the duration of the fight before taking him out in the third session.
Also on the bill, Lewis Pettit successfully defended his WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title via unanimous decision over Santiago Allione.
More results to follow…