Tyson Fury ruthlessly mocked Derek Chisora by offering him his second home after 'Del Boy' had backed him to lose to Dillian Whyte.
In front of 94,000 fans at Wembley, Fury was at his masterful best, outboxing Whyte for five rounds before finishing him off with a savage uppercut in the sixth. Earlier in the evening, 'The Gypsy King' had wowed the crowd with a spectacular entrance, coming through the curtain on a throne before sprinting between the ropes.
The WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion had been the overwhelming pre-fight favourite, although the challenger had his share of backers too. Among them was Chisora, who had bullishly backed the Brixton man to himself win via a KO.
"I bet my house: Dillian knocks out Tyson!" Chisora said in an interview with talkSPORT. "Tyson is my friend, I know that he is listening to me – Tyson, you will be knocked out!"
It appears that Fury, 33, was indeed listening – but that was the only part of the Chisora statement which proved accurate. And the Manchester man let him know about it during his post-match press conference, referencing his bet and the fact that training partner Joseph Parker had backed him to prevail.
"Derek Chisora is now homeless, sorry to everybody, he lost his house to Joseph Parker, so unlucky," he told reporters. He did however, offer Chisora – the only man to have faced both Fury and Whyte – a solution to his new-found problem.
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"And Derek, I have got a house next to my house in Morecambe, you are welcome in it any time brother," he continued. "But the moral of the story is never bet your house on something unless you're one million per cent sure, and you can never be sure in the heavyweight division."
He rounded off his dig with the jibe: "So now he's homeless, good luck to him." Fury did however, reserve praise for "warrior" Whyte, who he backed to become a world champion one day.
What remains to be seen now is if Fury, unbeaten in all 33 of his professional fights, continues in boxing. Immediately after the fight he reiterated his desire to walk away, although soon contradicted that by agreeing to a 'crossover' bout with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
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