Former world heavyweight title challenger Dereck Chisora continued his comeback from defeat against Tyson Fury last year with a third victory in five months on Saturday night.
The 31 year-old recently ended a long stint with UK promoter Frank Warren and signed terms with German-based Sauerland Promotions as ‘Del Boy’ looks to get back in the mix to face the best on offer in the top division.
Chisora was drafted in under the radar to fight Hungarian Peter Erdos at the Inselparkhalle in Hamburg in a contest that didn’t even feature on the official bout sheet for the top billed clash between Jack Culcay and Dennis Hogan.
Taking a couple of rounds to find his stride, Chisora had no trouble eventually hitting the target in the mid rounds and took Erdos, 39, out in the fifth round with some massive right hands.
Bigger fights are sure to come for Chisora in 2016 with the likes of stablemate David Price and Matchroom figurehead Anthony Joshua distinct possibilities as the Londoner attempts to stay on course for another world title chance in the future.
Also on the bill, compatriot Michael Sprott was halted for the third time in succession as Adrian Granat proved too much for the veteran two-time Prizefighter champion.
Sprott, 40, told WBN earlier this week the fight would gauge whether or not he could make a retirement announcement, and after being knocked out in one round, the defeat may signal the end of a long career for the Reading man.