Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3: When Gypsy King 'pleaded with ref' to stop Chisora fight

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As October 9 slowly moves into view, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's hugely-anticipated trilogy fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, is now just over a fortnight away.

With one of the most storied rivalries in the heavyweight division set to come to a head (probably), the Gypsy King has now not stepped into the ring since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, after he himself contracted the virus earlier this year.

It might, therefore, be easy to forget the sheer power and destructive force of Fury. Derek Chisora, however, has not.

As a younger, more raw Fury, the Manchester fighter was making his way through the boxing ranks in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

It was in November 2014, as a 26-year-old, that Fury fought fellow Briton Chisora at the ExCeL London in a heavyweight title eliminator and also for the British and European titles.

Having beaten the Zimbabwe-born fighter three years earlier at Wembley for the British and Commonwealth crown via unanimous decision, on this occasion, the judges' scorecards were not needed.

Indeed, Fury brutally dismantled his opponent in 10 rounds.

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Picked apart for the prior nine, Chisora's face had sustained severe damage, with his right eye swelled and closing.

As Chisora came out of his corner for the 10th, suggestions were posed that referee Marcus McDonnell should stop the contest.

Following another flurry of punches late in round, even Fury was of the same opinion, as keen for the punishment to stop, the Wythenshawe native turned briefly and tellingly, imploring the official to intervene. McDonnell remained unmoved.

As the bell sounded for the end of the 10th, his corner were less than convinced, however, and trainer Don Charles convinced his fighter to call it a day, removing his gum shield.

Read more: Fury vs Wilder 3: Date, Tickets, Live Stream, Betting, Venue, Location, Stats And Everything You Need To Know

Chisora during his own career has become known as one of the most durable fighters around, but even he could not withstand the punishment dished out to him by Fury. It was a savage display.

Wilder knows all too well of Fury's often surgical and methodical power also after their second fight in 2019.

Sustaining a burst ear drum in that fight, The Bronze Bomber is still bent on regaining his WBC crown next month.

But Fury himself will be keen to finally do away with the antagonisms of the Alabaman. Chisora's brutal 2014 loss could yet look like a playground scrap.

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