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Strong words used to describe Fury vs Chisora ‘sparring session’

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Fury vs Chisora, the heavyweight fight beamed on ESPN out of England on Saturday night, has been lambasted at the final bell.

Taking place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Tyson Fury defended his WBC heavyweight title against good friend Derek Chisora.

The December event was also charged as BT Sport Box Office Pay Per View in the United Kingdom.

Fury dominated and beat Chisora up for the duration of the contest. He’d defeated Chisora by unanimous decision in 2011 and via tenth-round stoppage in 2014.

Therefore, the trilogy fight raised eyebrows when announced, even more so after Fury mangled Chisora’s face with jabs and right-hand shots until the referee stepped in.

Twelve-loss Chisora debatably went into the fight on the back of four straight defeats after being taken to the edge by an old Kubrat Pulev last time out.

Most fans wanted “The Gypsy King” to defend his crown at home against a more worthy challenger. However, Fury wanted Chisora.

After half an hour of sustained battering, Chisora was saved by referee Victor Loughlin. Strong views then came Fury’s way.

Fury vs Chisora sparring session

“Viscerally, this is a sparring session. What I anticipated,” said disappointed Hall of Fame promoter Lou DiBella.

“If it weren’t a sparring session, I think it might already be over. Fury putting the foot on, and taking the foot off, pedal at will. I hope he elects to go all out soon.”

Fury now boasts 24 KOs from 33 wins after one of the easiest he’ll ever win on PPV.

In the post-fight press conference, Fury said it was a privilege to share a ring with an absolute warrior and tough man like Chisora.

Not many would disagree with that. However, the two times they previously fought were more than enough for anyone to take.


Even fellow heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, who picked up his WBN Fighter of the Year Award for 2022 while in London, aired his views.

“It was good sparring,” said the Ukrainian Pound for Pound king, who holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO versions.

Hopefully, Fury gets in there with Usyk, Joe Joyce, or Anthony Joshua in 2023, having failed to capitalize on a good win over Dillian Whyte in April.

The co-main event bout on the undercard featuring WBA secondary ruler Daniel Dubois wasn’t much better. The British fighter was dropped three times in the first round by Kevin Lerena.

The three-knockdown rule doesn’t count in the UK.

Dubois got saved by a ringside bell tolling nine seconds too early before Lerena was halted questionably on the bell in the third.

The views expressed in this article are the opinions of experienced boxing writer Phil Jay. Twitter @PhilJWBN. Furthermore, follow WBN: Facebook, Insta, and Twitter