Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora will meet for a 3rd time Saturday in the principle occasion of a Prime Rank card at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET). Fury’s WBC and lineal heavyweight championships can be on the road.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) retired after a sixth-round TKO victory over Dillian Whyte in April. After 4 months, he determined to return and introduced his battle towards Chisora. Fury defeated Chisora by unanimous determination in 2011 and by 10-round TKO in 2014.
“Whoever fights Derek Chisora is in for a f—ing good fight. That’s what we know. That’s what we prepared for,” Fury stated throughout a information convention Wednesday. “And he was available and ready to rock ‘n’ roll. He stepped up to the plate, and bang, here we are. There’s going to be a throwdown for the fans right before Christmas.”
Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) defeated Kubrat Pulev by break up determination in July after three consecutive loses to Oleksandr Usyk and Joseph Parker (twice).
“I can’t sit here and try to be more aggressive to Tyson and try to say so many bad words because the man I’m looking at right now is giving me an opportunity when nobody wanted to give me an opportunity,” Chisora stated on the information convention. “He called me up and he said to me, ‘I want to fight you. I want to give you a big payday.’ And I said, ‘Yes. Let’s make it happen.'”
Keep right here for reside outcomes and evaluation from Mike Coppinger and Connor O’Halloran.
Battle in progress: Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora, 12 rounds, for Fury’s lineal and WBC heavyweight title
Fury vs. Chisora 3 round-by-round evaluation:
Laura Wright — and a lot of the 60,000 followers in attendance — is singing “God Save the Queen”.
Chisora is already contained in the ring. Fury, carrying a crimson gown and a yellow beanie hat, is making his stroll to the ring, working the previous couple of meters.
Dubois survives three knockdowns to cease Lerena
Heavyweight Daniel Dubois entered the ring with one other prove-it battle as he continues to construct a case for a significant headline bout for one of many massive titles within the division. Standing in his means was a stiff check in Kevin Lerena.
Lerena (30, 29-1, 14 KOs), of South Africa, proved as a lot within the first spherical, thrice sending Dubois (25, 18-1-0, 17 KOs), of London, to the canvas in fast succession as Dubois appeared unsettled, laborious and downright second-best. Dubois emerged for the second spherical trying simply as feeble, as Lerena packed energy with a tough left, whereas some followers have been screaming for Lerena to complete the job.
Nonetheless, Dubois settled down within the third spherical, lastly getting again on the entrance foot. First he delivered a punishing straight proper that rocked Lerena’s jaw and despatched him to the ground. He survived the rely, however his probabilities barely did as Dubois went on the assault. A flurry of punches adopted, together with a fierce left hook, then a clear uppercut to Lerena’s jaw and one other straight proper. Referee Howard Foster jumped in because the bell sounded to cease the battle, though Lerena was not supplied a rely.
Dubois, 25, was as soon as the division’s most promising up-and-comer however he suffered a left orbital damage in a haunting defeat to Joe Joyce in 2020 that would have ended his profession. He has been on a successful streak since then, although, placing collectively 4 straight stoppages as he appears to be like for a shot on the division’s greatest fighters.
Dubois, the WBA “regular” heavyweight champion, is the necessary challenger to “super” champ Oleksandr Usyk, who’s busy eying a unification bout with Tyson Fury subsequent yr.
Berinchyk outpoints Mendy for unanimous determination win
Yvan Mendy, combating in his 54th profession bout, could have been the veteran on this one, however it was undefeated Denys Berinchyk who was anticipated to make use of the battle as a showcase for his expertise. As an alternative, it was intently contested.
A London 2012 silver medalist, Berinchyk, 34, is not so younger both, and his final battle was virtually precisely 12 months in the past. Since then, he has hung out in his native Ukraine amid the continued battle with Russia. Berinchyk is legendary for his ring walks — from dressing as Superman to as soon as leaping over mushrooms as Tremendous Mario — and Saturday he wore a full army uniform.
The battle was largely pedestrian, taking till the ninth spherical for Berinchyk (17-0, 9 KOs) to knock Mendy (47-6-1, 22 KOs) down. The bout went the space with Berinchyk, the busier fighter, scoring a unanimous determination (117-112, 116-112, 116-112) to safe a victory upon his boxing return.
Itauma defeats Belujsky by eighth-round TKO
Karol Itauma’s youthful brother, Enriko, 18, could have gained extra plaudits just lately after turning into the world and European youth tremendous heavyweight champion, however it was Karol combating on his second Fury undercard on Saturday as he appeared to remain undefeated and enhance his standing. He did simply that.
Itauma (22, 9-0) — of Slovakia, however combating out of Kent, England — managed a lot of the battle, continually steering Vladimir Belujsky (27, 12-5-1), from Slovakia however combating out of Mitchelstown, Eire, to the sting of the ring as he appeared snug delivering jab after jab. It was to no one’s shock when Belujsky’s protection lastly gave means. Itauma broke by way of with a flurry of punches that downed Belujsky within the seventh spherical, earlier than referee Lee Each jumped in over the past spherical signaling an Itauma victory. — O’Halloran
Smith stops Perez in Spherical 1
Royston Barney Smith (18, 4-0, 2 KOs) was combating in simply his fourth professional bout, and he delivered in model as he eased to a simple TKO win in simply over a minute.
The British fighter made fast work of Cruz Perez (3-4, 1 KO), of Nicaragua, staying at vary and utilizing with jabs earlier than delivering a devastating left hand that ended the battle virtually as shortly because it started.
That’s Smith’s second straight stoppage inside the primary spherical as he once more proves to have some critical punching energy. — O’Halloran