Updated: Dec 23, 2018 5:00 am
Dillian Whyte scored an eleventh-round KO win over Dereck Chisora in the main event at the O2 Arena on Saturday. Whyte, who won the pair’s first meeting by split-decision, was losing the fight on two of the judges scorecards before the knockout.
Whyte vs. Chisora 2 – Fight Recap
True to his word, Dereck Chisora came out firing from the start, with Whyte sitting back and looking to counter. Chisora maintained adequate pressure for most of the fight, forcing Whyte to work hard just to keep him off. Similar to their first meeting, a lot of the rounds were close, with both men showing grit and toughness as they traded heavy blows.
While Chisora remained the overall aggressor, Whyte appeared to be landing the cleaner punches. Chisora was deducted a point in the eighth round for a low blow and lost another point in the eleventh for using his elbow before eventually getting caught with a clean left hook right on the button that put him out cold.
After the fight, Dillian Whyte (now 25-1) called WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight champion, and former opponent, Anthony Joshua into the ring to ask for a rematch. Joshua stated that if he could not secure a fight with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, he would indeed fight Whyte again.
On the undercard, Ryan Walsh (UK) defeated Reece Bellotti (UK) by split decision to win the British featherweight title. Charlie Edwards (UK) outpointed Nicaragua’s Cristofer Rosales to win the WBC flyweight title.
Other Notable Fight Results
- Josh Warrington UD12 Carl Frampton (Click Here for the Recap)
- Jermall Charlo UD12 Matvey Korobov
- Tony Harrison UD12 Jermell Charlo
- Hassan N’dam UD12 Martin Murray
- Liam Williams TKO10 Mark Heffron
- Billy Joe Saunders RTD4 Charles Adamu
- Michael Conlan UD10 Jason Cunningham
Like the first fight, this was an entertaining slug-fest. Chisora fought well and in my opinion was winning going into the eleventh, but as we all know, all it takes is one punch in the heavyweight division. Whyte proved he is as tough as nails and is as dangerous as ever at this point in his career.
With Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury likely headed towards a rematch of their own, it looks like Dillian Whyte might get his well-deserved rematch against Anthony Joshua after a successful 2018 that also saw him defeat Lucas Browne and Joseph Parker.
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