By Terence Dooley

Tyson Fury’s unwieldy Hemingway-esque beard proved to be the first big-name casualty of the night after he was ordered to shave it off by Robert Smith of the BBBoC.  The board’s regulations prohibit excessive facial hair, so Fury dug out his razor to avoid a close shave ahead of his world title eliminator against Dereck Chisora later tonight at the ExCel in London.

The beard was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.