Dillian Whyte closes Derek Chisora chapter with sickening KO
Dillian Whyte has closed the chapter on Derrick Chisora in spectacular fashion.
Round 13 started exactly where it finished. Back and forth action with Chisora being the aggressor and Whyte landing a perfect counter right hand.
Whyte seemed to withstand Chisora using his jab at times but Chisora was still very game, throwing hooks and uppercuts on the inside to outwork his opponent.
Chisora landed an overhead right hand in the 5th which took Whyte walkabouts. Both men had their success with The Body Snatcher out jabbing Chisora.
In the mid rounds, Whyte appeared to change tactics briefly, sitting back and waiting for Chisora to tire who kept coming forward.
Chisora had a point deducted for continuous low blows in round 8.
Whyte combined his punches together but both men held great defence. Whyte finished the drama with a conclusive left hook in round 11 which left Chisora out for the count at 1:56.
Moments later, Chisora was up on his feet and returned to his stool.
Joshua Buatsi improved his record to 9-0 after demolishing Renold Quinlan in one round.
A short left hook during a hold forced Quinlan to take a knee which Terry O’Connor did not rule as a knockdown.
Buatsi continued to apply pressure and launched another left hook which floored Quinlan. When he rose Terry O’Connor in his last contest called an end at 1:50.
Charlie Edwards boxed out of his skin to rightly deserve to claim his first world title.
Edwards found an advantage early on, although Rosales kept a good high guard.
Possessing the speed to land barrages of punches at times, Edwards had to be weary of the power of Rosales.
The champion’s solidity kept the fight intriguing throughout.
Edwards landed a beautiful left hook, right uppercut combination in the fourth which provoked Rosales to up the ante.
Rosales came firing back in the 7th and drew blood on the top of the head of Edwards.
Looked the stronger going into the later rounds. Rosales just couldn’t move Edwards, who was blocking hard shots and returning fire.
The final bell rang and it was a unanimous decision for Charlie Edwards. Scores were 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112.