We all knew how Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora was going to go, but somehow the fight ended up even worse than we imagined (watch highlights).
The bout, which took place tonight (Sat., Dec. 3, 2022) inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, was a clear mismatch from the moment it was announced. Fury holds two wins over his opponent from the peak of Chisora’s career. Chisora is 1-3 over the past 2.5 years. Fury came into the fight a -3500 favorite. It was always going to be a “Gypsy King” showcase. But, what went down this evening was worse than that: it was a one-sided drubbing, with Fury winning every single round en route to a referee stoppage at the end of the tenth round.
Chisora had nothing to offer Fury but toughness, which carried him through the early rounds until Fury took his foot off the gas and allowed the fight to limp along until round 10. In the end, it was up to the referee to stop the bout as Chisora was absorbing way too many punches.
Take a look through the reactions from Twitter to this fight, which went from impressed at Fury’s dominance to annoyed at Fury holding back to horrified at the damage Chisora was taking round by round. It wasn’t exactly the most feel-good combat sports bout you’ll ever witness, that’s for sure.
The Walk Outs
We’re convinced boxing stadium shows in the United Kingdom are covert gatherings for the true purpose of having a big “Sweet Caroline” sing-along. Fury actually has his own version of the song professionally recorded, and that’s what played in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium just before both fighters walked out.
Fury’s version of Sweet Caroline playing in the stadium where he’s about to fight is pretty bizarre.— Peter Carroll (@PetesyCarroll) December 3, 2022
“Fights like fury chisora only happen once every 20 years” says Gordon Ramsey obviously not aware this fight has happened 3 times in the last 20 years— DAVE THAT DOWN (@RyanGiles_) December 3, 2022
Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora.— Andy Hickey MMA (@AndyHickeyMMA) December 3, 2022
What's that in the MMA world? Stipe Miocic vs Andrei Arlovski. Farce of a sport.
Chisora looks like a kid being sent to the principal’s office. Head down. Expressionless. This is one of the most uninspired vibes en route to a fight.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 3, 2022
UP NEXT: All rise for The Gypsy King! @Tyson_Fury has declared a huge KO is in store for @DerekWarChisora. The ferocious Chisora has vowed to rip the Heavyweight Crown from his head. Expect a hellacious showdown to take place ⚔️ #FuryChisora | Now | BT Sport Box Office pic.twitter.com/ww2t5edOI6— Frank Warren (@FrankWarren) December 3, 2022
Tyson Fury x Peaky Blinders x Mr. Brightside.— Nolan King (@mma_kings) December 3, 2022
The man does not miss on walkouts, my word. #FuryChisora3
Nobody should ever question the selling power of Tyson Fury again. It's absolutely baltic, early December and he's sold 60k tickets against Derek Chisora who he's beaten twice already. Stadium looks unreal as well #FuryChisora #boxing— Ozzy Smith (@Ozzysmith1) December 3, 2022
Chisora getting hit too clean too early round 1.— MagicM MMA (@MagicM_MMA) December 3, 2022
Round 1: Tyson Fury lands at will with the right uppercut, the same punch he knocked out Dillian Whyte with in April. Dominant opening round for Fury. 10-9, Fury #FuryChisora— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 3, 2022
Joe Joyce and Oleksandr Usyk sitting next to each other ringside at Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora III… pic.twitter.com/9cTthnY6Nv— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 3, 2022
That uppercut rocked Chisora’s whole shit. Legs were gone— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 3, 2022
Round 2: Every time Chisora works his way inside, Fury makes him pay with crisp shots. A bevy of right hands met their mark, and Chisora appeared stunned several times. Fury pinned Chisora in the corner and inflicted more damage at the end of the round. 10-9, Fury. 20-18, Fury— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 3, 2022
KO coming in R3?— FIGHT HUB MARCOS (@heyitsmarcosv) December 3, 2022
This Fury fight is hilarious. Absolute target practice for Fury, he couldn’t miss Chisora’s head if he tried right now.— Martian MMA (@UFO_UFC) December 3, 2022
This is a drubbing. Chisora is getting paid for this ass kicking but will he be conscious to spend it?— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) December 3, 2022
Round 3: Chisora absorbing a tremendous amount of punishment as expected. Fury letting his hands go and creating the necessary space to land those shots with maximum leverage. This shouldn't last too much longer. 10-9, Fury. 30-27, Fury— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 3, 2022
Target practice for Fury, who had a 48-10 edge in landed punches in rounds 2 & 3. #furyvchisora— CompuBox (@CompuBox) December 3, 2022
Fury trying to get some rounds in but I don’t see him being able to carry Chisora much longer— BABY JAY COWAN (@JayCowanDotTV) December 3, 2022
I never ever questioned Chisora's heart. He's given this sport all that he had and then some. But Tyson Fury is even better than he was when he beat him the other two times they fought.— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) December 3, 2022
thru 4: good news: Chisora landing 8 punches per round bad news: Fury's landing 18 per round. Fury's last 13 opponents landed 6.2 per round. #FuryChisora3— CompuBox (@CompuBox) December 3, 2022
Round 5: Fury turned southpaw to end the round, another frame where his offensive arsenal was on display. Those right hands continue to land at will, and they're being set up by a beautiful double jab. 10-9, Fury. 50-45, Fury— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 3, 2022
26 second hug by Chisora.— MagicM MMA (@MagicM_MMA) December 3, 2022
No amount of money matters when it comes to clear, obvious, and inevitable punishment.— TheRoadEndPod (@TheRoadEndPod) December 3, 2022
Chisora's team and management need to take a long, hard look at themselves after this fight.
This fight should never have taken place. It's as simple as that.#FuryChisora
Don't like this. Like a sparring match for Fury but Chisora is getting hurt and taking too many punches. Fury is carrying Chisora, can end it when he wants. It's not nice as AJ would say.. #FuryChisora— BoxingEnthusiast (@BXNG_Enthusiast) December 3, 2022
Round 6: Feels like Fury is allowing Chisora to hang around at this juncture as he appears to be going through the motions. Can end the fight anytime he wants; Chisora's legs looking shaky. 10-9, Fury. 60-54, Fury— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 3, 2022
Round 7: Fury continues to pour on punishment with combinations but he isn't trying to finish Chisora yet. Possible he's trying to extend the fight to get the work in ahead of probably undisputed title fight with Usyk in the spring. 10-9, Fury. 70-63, Fury— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 3, 2022
Chisora all heart, dude is eating nasty shots in the 8th#FuryChisora— xcH1NOx1 (@xcH1NOx1) December 3, 2022
Round 8: Fury picks up the pace and lands flush with several combinations but Chisora showing his trademark toughness. Needs to be saved from himself sooner than later. 10-9, Fury. 80-72, Fury— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 3, 2022
Sparring session. Waste of time. But one that's really bad for Chisora's health. #BOXING— Fight Ghost (@Fight_Ghost) December 3, 2022
Simply one-way traffic from Tyson Fury. Corner or ref could do everyone a favor here and just call this off & let Chisora retire with his check. #FuryChisora— Jake Gould (@jakegould10) December 3, 2022
Tyson Fury utterly dominating Derek Chisora. How hasn't this fight been stopped?— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 3, 2022
Round 9: Chisora is in bad shape now but the corner won't stop it. His mouth is filled with blood and his right eye is completely swollen shut. Fury still won't step on gas but he's dealing out plenty of damage. 10-9, Fury. 90-81, Fury— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 3, 2022
Stop the fight, you melts. What are we doing letting this go man? #FuryChisora— Sporting Minute (@sportingminute) December 3, 2022
“We’ve all seen enough.” You’re absolutely right Andre Ward, we have. #FuryChisora3— b0xingfan (@b0xingfan) December 3, 2022
That fight sucked, and the matchmaking is embarrassing #FuryChisora3— David Klen (@D_Klen11) December 3, 2022
Ref stops the fight in the 10th round.— (@PJDeBest) December 3, 2022
Chisora was taking too much punishment. #FuryChisora
Victor Loughlin clearly wants to stop this. He’s much closer to the fighters now and is only looking at Chisora.— Below The Belt Pod (Est. 2016) (@BelowTheBelt_) December 3, 2022
And as I type, there it is….
FURY TKO 10
Tyson Fury stops Derek Chisora after a 10 round beating— MMA mania (@mmamania) December 3, 2022
‼️ Tyson Fury STOPS Derek Chisora in round ten to retain his WBC heavyweight world title. Fury on a completely different level as expected. An unnecessary one-sided beatdown.— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 3, 2022
Take note MMA, someone doesn't need to a lifeless corpse for a fight to be stopped #FuryChisora3— Anthony Walker (@AntWalkerMMA) December 3, 2022
The boos are harsh, but that's what happens when you mix a mismatch with a fighter who needed saving from himself in Derek Chisora.— Olly Hawkins (@Olly_Hawk) December 3, 2022
Fury was too good and Chisora too tough for his own good.#FuryChisora3 #FuryChisora #TysonFury
As expected, Fury called out Oleksandr Usyk following the win. When Usyk entered the ring and cold shoulder’d Fury, “Gypsy King” turned his attention to Joe Joyce, who also came into the ring. As Fury explained following the bout, he wants Usyk, but if Usyk won’t fight he’ll take Joyce. Might not be for several months though as Fury says he ‘f—ed his hands up on Derek’s head’ and added he had an elbow injury as well.
Fury screaming in the face of Usyk, Usyk is not fazed at all. #FuryChisora3— Morning Kombat (@morningkombat) December 3, 2022
Usyk is totally unfazed by Fury's trash talk. I mean, the man when home for a WAR. You think he gives a shit what Tyson Fury has to say?— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) December 3, 2022
For full highlights and play-by-play of Fury vs. Chisora 3, click here.