On This Day: July 23rd

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2011: In what was the biggest test of his career at the time, Tyson Fury comprehensively outboxed Derek Chisora to win the Zimbabwean’s British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.

Fury, a slight underdog beforehand, scored a unanimous decision victory on the cards (117-112 x2, 118-111) at the Wembley Arena.

Less than a year later, Chisora would challenge Vitali Klitschko for the World title, lasting the distance.

Fury and Chisora would rematch in 2014, with the former Irish champion scoring a tenth round stoppage via corner retirement.

Watch Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora in full below:

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie