Whyte vs. Chisora 2 Live Coverage
Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora may not be fighting for a world title when the two face off in their rematch at the O2 Arena, but there is plenty at stake.
Not only is pride on the line for both men, but the opportunity for a career payday and a British showdown against unified WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua could also be on the line. With Joshua still looking for an opponent for his scheduled bout at Wembley Stadium in April 2019 and the chances of Joshua facing off against WBC champion Deontay Wilder next dwindling, the winner of this fight could in fact be next in line.
The two heavyweights engaged in a thrilling British heavyweight fight back in 2016 with Whyte picking up the victory by split decision.
Since then, Whyte has been on a big run over the heavyweight division, knocking out Lucas Browne and defeating former champion Joseph Parker back in July. Riding an eight-fight win streak, Whyte has become one of the top threats to the heavyweight title today.
Chisora, on the other hand, has been looking to get back to the world title level since that defeat to Whyte. The 34-year-old Chisora has won three of his last four fights since losing to Whyte, including a victory over former title challenger Carlos Takam in one of the most exciting heavyweight fights on British soil in 2018.
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Dillian Whyte defeated Dereck Chisora by KO, round 11, 1:56 to retain the WBO International and WBC Silver Heavyweight titles
Dillian Whyte vs. Dereck Chisora: WBO International and WBC Silver Heavyweight titles
Round 1: Chisora starts off with a couple of jabs and then works the body. Chisora moves forward and lands a couple of hooks. Whyte tries to go for a left hook and Chisora ducks under it and works the body some more. Whyte lands a big right hand that momentarily stuns Chisora. Chisora lands a left hook to the body. Chisroa lands another right hand to the body. Whyte lands another right late in the round.
Round 2: Whyte starts to utilize the jab in the first minute and then lands a big right hand. Chisora lands a left hook to the body and pressures Whyte to the ropes. Chisora lands another right hand to the body and looking well so far in this fight. Whyte lands an uppercut to Chisora and the two wrestle around the ropes and almost went out of the ring as the round ends.
Round 3: Chisora lands big shots to start in the third round and works the body once more. Whyte is being pushed around the ring as Chisora continues to outwork Whyte. Chisora throws a couple of uppercuts as Whyte was up against the ropes. Whyte misses an uppercut and Chisora lands another body shot. Whyte lands a short uppercut to the body. Whyte lands a 1-2 combination. Both men exchange shots at the end of the fight.
Round 4: Whyte lands a pair of big straight right hands on Chisora’s face. Whyte then lands an uppercut that splits Chisora’s defense. Whyte lands an overhand right and Chisora responds with two straight solid body shots. Chisora takes a body shot from Whyte and lands an uppercut. Both men are near the ropes and brawl for about 20 seconds.
Round 5: The two heavyweight pugilists continue exchanging big shots around the ring for the first minute of the round. Chisora lands a couple of left hands to Whyte’s body. Chisora is pressuring Whyte around the ring, pushing him back and landing body shots. Chisora lands a right hand to Whyte’s jaw and Whyte continues landing numerous punches. Chisora lands a big left hand upstairs.
Round 6: Chisora starts off working the body and the first couple of minutes have both men trade shots. Whyte lands a right hand upstairs. Chisora pressures Whyte around the ring and lands a big right hand. Chisora lands another right and Whyte ends the round with a left to the body.
Round 7: Chisora hurts Whyte early in the round and Whyte responds with numerous body shots. Whyte lands a couple of jabs upstairs. Chisora lands another right and Whyte connects with a big punch to hurt Chisora. Whyte continues to pressure Chisora across the ring.
Round 8: Chisora is now being pressured around the ring early on. Whyte lands a left to the body and then a short right to Chisora’s ribs. Chisora lands a left to the body, but then nearly headbutts Whyte, something Chisora has been doing throughout the fight. Whyte lands several big punches to be the aggressor in this round. Chisora lands a big right and Whyte lands a left to end the round. Chisora is deducted a point for multiple fouls committed in the fight.
Round 9: Chisora lands a right hand to the body and the two are boxing against the ropes. Chisora goes back to work the body, but Chisora is also still clashing heads with his opponent. Chisora lands a left to the body. Chisora stuns Whyte for a bit with a shot to the head. Both men appear to be tired, but they are still trading shots and Whyte is still the one throwing more punches.
Round 10: Whyte looks to be the fresher fighter and throws a couple of hooks upstairs. Chisora is pressuring Whyte around the ring and throws an overhand right. Chisora throws several left jabs for a change of pace. Chisora is still pressuring Whyte, but his punches don’t have as much pop as they used to have in the opening rounds. Whyte lands a pair of big uppercuts to Chisora.
Round 11: Both men continue to throw punches all over the ring, but they are short of breath and clinch. Whyte throws several jabs and they clinch. As they get out of the clinch, Chisora elbows Whyte from below and another point deducted. Whyte knocks out Chisora with a thunderous shot and wins the rematch.
Official Result: Dillian Whyte defeated Dereck Chisora by KO, round 11, 1:56 to retain the WBO International and WBC Silver Heavyweight titles