Tyson Fury moved a step closer to a world title shot as he cruised past Dereck Chisora in London on Saturday night.
The Morecambe giant dominated every round behind a largely southpaw jab at the Excel Arena before Chisora’s corner pulled their man out at the end of the 10th as Fury set up a match with WBO king Wladimir Klitschko and lifted the British and European Championships.
Fury diligently stuck to a gameplan to easily control a rematch that failed to live up to the pre-fight hype.
But the lack of action mattered not to the 26-year-old who ignored occasional boos from a frustrated crowd to extend his unbeaten record to 23-0 with a classy display.
The tone of the fight was set from the opening bell with Fury’s physical advatange seeing him control the fight behind his jab.
Fury, who picked up the British title for a second time with the win, took few risks as he put nearly two years of frustration behind him.
The 6ft9 contender, clean shaven for the fight after the British Boxing Board of Control instructed him to remove an ample beard, will now hope to secure a fight with Klitschko in 2015.