Undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury served further notice of his potential Saturday in London by taking the British and Commonwealth crowns from Dereck Chisora with a comprehensive points victory.
Despite being rocked badly in the second round, Manchester contender Fury, 23, stayed strong and in the main dominated an entertaining and, at times, brutal showdown at Wembley Arena.
The judges' scores of 117-112, 117-112,118-111 fully reflected the greater work rate and superior ring skills of the 6-foot-9 Fury, who had never been beyond nine rounds before.
"It was my time to shine tonight, baby. It wouldn't have mattered who was in there with me," said Fury (15-0, 10 knockouts), who is now being discussed as a possible opponent for RING champion Wladimir Klitschko.
For Zimbabwe-born Chisora, 27, based in Finchley, north London, it was a first defeat in 15 professional outings.