Chisora vs Fury

Dereck Chisora Tyson Fury

Chisora Fury

The ExCel, London

29 November 2014, 19:00:00

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A WBO World Heavyweight Championship Final Eliminator

Post-fight analysis

Disciplined Fury outboxes Chisora to earn a shot at Klitschko

Tyson Fury put in his most mature performance to date as he outboxed domestic rival Dereck Chisora to bag himself a shot at heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko. Chisora's corner pulled him out of the fight at the end of round 10 when it became clear that he was unlikely to be able to win.

Chisora v Fury

Despite all the pre-fight animosity, the respect both fighters possessed for one another was clear in the opening rounds. The fight assumed a predictable pattern as Fury kept his range and sat behind his jab, while Chisora, giving away seven inches in height, knew he'd only get success if he could close the gap and get in the pocket.

However, Fury's footwork and significant reach advantage allowed him to pick off the Londoner, snapping his head back time and time again with sharp jabs while boxing from the southpaw stance for the majority. From very early on, Chisora's eye began to swell while his mouth was bloodied as Manchester's Fury looked comfortable and well in control.

Fury celebrates

As the tenth round came to a close and it was clear that Fury had blunted all of his weaponry, trainer Don Charles decided to withdraw a clearly despondent Chisora from the fight, handing Fury the British and European titles as well as a potential shot at Wladimir Klitschko.

 

Pre-fight analysis

Chisora and Fury will settle the score as they fight for the right to face Klitschko

British heavyweight rivals Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury are ready to settle their score as they fight for the right to face the division's king Wladimir Klitschko.

Chisora Fury Wide London July

Chisora, 30, and unbeaten Fury, 25, were due to meet in a hugely anticipated July clash which was postponed after Chisora broke his hand in his final spar while facing Alexander Ustinov. The 6ft 8in Belarusian as then drafted in as Chisora's replacement, but Fury was unfortunately forced to withdraw on the day of the fight after his uncle and first trainer Hughie was taken seriously ill.

Now they're set to do battle at London's ExCel Arena as the stakes remain the same. Chisora risks his European title, while the vacant British crown is also up for grabs. But, more importantly, the winner of this massive heavyweight showdown knows they'll earn the right to face Ukrainian legend Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO World Heavyweight Championship.

 

Chisora v Fury I

For Zimbabwe-born Londoner Chisora, this fight also presents a chance to avenge his first career defeat, which came at the hands of Fury when they met in July 2011.

Chisora was out of shape and un-focused that night; the 30-year-old puncher has gone on to become involve in some of the division's biggest fights in recent years, including taking Vitali Klitschko the distance in Munich and a huge all-British showdown against David Haye.

Chisora V Fury 3

On that night, Chisora had Fury in serious trouble in the second round as he wobbled the 6ft 9in Mancunian. However, the then 23-year-old comes from tough fighting stock, and recovered well to eventually take a narrow unanimous decision and take away Chisora's British and Commonwealth titles, as well as his unbeaten record.

Since their first meeting, the two popular heavyweights have gone in different directions. While Chisora bounced back to become involved in huge bouts against Vitali Klitschko and David Haye, Fury continued to build his record from the 15-0, which he reached after beating Chisora, to today's 22-0 career slate.

Buglioni vs Robinson

Frank  Buglioni Andrew Robinson

Buglioni Robinson

29 November 2014, 19:00:00

WBO European Super-Middleweight Championship

Post-fight analysis

Buglioni takes assured win over Robinson

Frank Buglioni continued his comeback from an unscripted defeat against Sergey Khomitsky as he extended his winning streak to three with a unanimous decision over Andrew Robinson.

Buglioni v Robinson

Buglioni took a healthy margin on the scorecards, which came back 97-92, 97-93, 97-92 in favour of the 25-year-old, who reclaimed the title he lost to Khomitsky. The Enfield fighter knocked down Robinson once as he improved his record to 15-1.

2015 now looks like it will be a make or break year for the charismatic Buglioni.

 

Pre-fight analyis

Frank Buglioni bids to reclaim European title against Andrew Robinson

Enfield star Frank Buglioni aims to continue his comeback when he faces fellow Brit Andrew Robinson on November 29.

Buglioni Couzens

The fight presents a chance for 14-1 Buglioni to reclaim the WBO European Super-Middleweight Championship that he lost in April to hard-hitting Sergey Khomitsky.

The "Wise Guy" sated that he will "take it up another level" against the unbeaten, 12-0 Robinson. Redditch 30-year-old Robinson will be eyeing the chance at a first professional title and look to extend his record to 13 wins with no losses.

At 25 Buglioni remains a hot prospect in the super-middleweight division after recovering well from his unscripted reversal in April.

Under the tutelage of new trainers Steve and Paschal Collins, the Londoner trained in Ireland before impressing as he racked up an 11th stoppage win last time out against Alexey Ribchev.

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