Dillian Whyte vs Dereck Chisora 2 result: Whyte beats Chisora with brutal, eleventh-round KO


Dillian Whyte vs Dereck Chisora 2 result: Whyte beats Chisora with brutal, eleventh-round KO

Dillian Whyte knocked out Dereck Chisora with a stunning left hook in the eleventh round of their heavyweight rematch on Saturday night at the O2.

After sharing the ring for a controversial, 12-round war in December 2016, the pair battled it out again two years later, with the Brixton man this time producing a clinical and conclusive finish.

Dillian Whyte flattened Dereck Chisora in the penultimate round

Dereck Chisora came out swinging in the opener as expected, but Dillian Whyte countered him well and appeared to buzz the older man with a couple of solid right hands.

Chisora took the initiative throughout and fought on the front foot, pressuring his opponent well, though Whyte consistently fired back with impressive counter shots.

War broke out in the third and fourth rounds particularly. The North London native smothered his South London rival, preventing him from countering and forcing him to fire back at short range.

By way of this tactic, Chisora appeared to have picked up a decent lead by the halfway stage as he delivered on his promise to bring a high-tempo style, however it ultimately could not last the distance.

The bout became a battle early on

By the eighth, Dereck looked to have slowed and was deducted a point after being consistently warned by referee Marcus Morrison for low blows.

The ninth and tenth sessions appeared to be Chisora’s last stands as he attempted to pick his tempo back up, though Whyte matched him and they wet toe-to-toe once again.

The end came in the eleventh, with Dillian Whyte looking by far the fresher man.

Dereck Chisora was deducted a second point in the early stages of the round for an apparent elbow during a clinch and then lost focus.

Losing focus while in the ring with Whyte was always going to be dangerous and Chisora found this out the hard way, when a ferocious left hook laid him out on the canvas.

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The bout was waved off immediately and it took some time before the defeated man was back up, sitting on his stool.

Despite the worrying moments, he was ultimately okay and walked back to his dressing room.

“For me it was hard, I was trying to box disciplined,” Dillian Whyte said in his post-fight interview.

“I knew it would come, I hurt him with the right hand a few times, I threw a lazy right hand, dipped a bit and boom.

“That’s my money shot, that shot’s gonna put a lot of people away, they can train for it as much as they want.

“He can bring whatever he wants, I’ve been in deep waters and I can swim.”

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The victor then eyed his desired next opponent, unified heavyweight champion and former foe Anthony Joshua, who was sitting at ringside.

“I’m Number one baby, let’s go,” he declared, “I want that lanky piece of s*** over there [Joshua]. Let’s go.”

Joshua then clambered up onto the ring apron and replied: “Dillian let’s forget about what happened in the past, we’re both at world level now.

“We know how the list goes, number one, number two, but if they’re not available, if there’s anyone that deserves a shot, it’s you.

“Deontay Wilder’s the target, but if it’s not him, it’s Dillian Whyte.”

Earlier in the night, Charlie Edwards beat Cristofer Rosales for the WBC flyweight title.

Also on the card, Joshua Buatsi, David Price and Carlos Takam picked up victories.