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What next for Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora?

Tyson Fury defended his WBC world heavyweight title in dominant fashion against Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and we take a look at what the future could hold for the British fighters.

Fury maintained his unbeaten record against the outclassed Chisora and it was one-way Gypsy King traffic. The Morecambe man landed heavy shot upon heavy shot on Del Boy and the fight could have been stopped well before the referee stepped in during the 10th round.

The career paths of the British pair are now like to take hugely contrasting paths.

King of reinvention may have run out of ideas

Del Boy, now rebranded as War, has been a feature of the heavyweight division since 2007. It’s hard to remember the last time that the Finchley fighter wasn't involved in a gruelling contest and it is also difficult to see how Chisora can go through another bruising bout.

Chisora has fought Fury three times, as well as coming up against Vitali Klitschko, David Haye, Kubrat Pulev, Dillian Whyte, David Price, Oleksandr Usyk, Joseph Parker and Kubrat Pulev.

Del Boy lost all of those fights, bar the Pulev contest, and in total the 38-year-old has racked up 13 career losses.

It would have been a nice way to end a good career, if Chisora had left the sport after beating Pulev earlier this year, but the opportunity to challenge for a world title, and a big payday, proved too much to turn down.

War has 46 professional fights on his card and there have been highs and lows and a final fight in a world-title contest would not be the worst way to hang up his gloves.

Gypsy King can continue to reign

There are a whole host of options for Fury. A fight against Anthony Joshua fell through, and while AJ doesn’t currently hold any of the four major belts, that all-British contest would still be a huge fight.

However, the Morecambe man seemed to pour cold water on that idea after his triumph over Chisora. Speaking after his victory, Fury called out IBF, WBO and WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk, saying: “Usyk, you're next, 15 stone little body building midget. I've done one Ukrainian, [Wladimir] Klitchsko, let's get it on.”

That is a potential mega heavyweight title contest that would give the opportunity for an undisputed big-hitting king to be crowned. Usyk got the better of Chisora in 2020, but it was far from the brutal defeat that was inflicted on War by Fury.

The Ukrainian collected the IBF, WBO and WBA belts with a victory over Joshua and the Cat then defeated the Watford man in a rematch. That looks the most likely next fight for Fury and it will be a fantastic occasion.

Joe Joyce was also at ringside at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the Putney puncher threw his hat in the ring for a potential clash with Fury, or perhaps even Usyk.

The Gypsy King responded to Joyce at ringside, saying: "I'm saying Joe Joyce, a brilliant fighter, he deserves a title fight.”

That would be another fascinating all-British clash and Joyce’s victory over Parker earlier this year suggests the Juggernaut would be a handful for any heavyweight.

There are some many fantastic fights to be made, but there also appears to be a small spanner in the works. In a later interview with ESPN, Fury said that he had problems with his hand and may need surgery on his right elbow "which will take about six to eight weeks to heal".

That could be an obstacle for any fight in March or April next year, but it’s only likely to delay what should be a cracking series of heavyweight contests.

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