Whyte claims victory over Parker and Chisora KO’s Takam

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Last nights SELL OUT o2 played host to one of the best fight cards seen in a long time with one WAR after another on a stacked card from Eddie Hearn.

The top of the bill didn’t fail to disappoint with Dillian Whyte claiming victory over Kiwi Jospeh Parker who for me without ref Ian John Lewis ruling parker being knocked down in the 1st [by a clash of heads] was a much closer fight than 115-110 which 1 judge saw it.

Whyte had Parker down in the 9th and with both guys absolutely knackered it was why who got dropped himself in the closing seconds and had it now been for the final bell Parker might have got the KO.

Final tally on the judges score cards 113-112, 115-110 and 114-111 all in all a close fight.

Whyte the WBC silver and WBO interntional heavyweight champion will now set his sights on a possible showdown with American WBC champ Deontay Wilder.

Chief support saw Dereck Chisora squaring up to former Anthony Joshua oppo France’s Carlos Takam and this fight who many so called experts on paper thought would be lacklustre turn out to be an absolute WAR with both these heavyweights going toe to toe. But in the 8th Chrisora caught Takam to send him to the canvas not once but twice to win by KO victory.

Earlier on the card IRISH womens boxing sensation Katie Taylor retained her IBF & WBA lightweight titles after stopping seasoned Yank Kimberly Connor at 1.43 of the 3rd round of their bout.

Conor Benn son of former world middle and super-middle champ Nigel Benn beat France’s Cedrick Peynaud in their rematch on points 98-91, 98-90 and 97-90.

Joshua Buatsi beat Latvia’s Andrejs Pokumeiko with a 1st round stoppage of their scheduled 10 rounder for the WBA international light-heavyweight title. Buatsi had him down twice to calim victory at 1.56 of the 1st round.

UPSET of the night goes to Doncaster heavyweight Dave Allen who KNOCKED OUT Nick Webb with a MASSIVE right hand in the closing seconds of the 4th round of their eliminator for the British heavyweight title [official time 2.59]

Rising super-welterweight star Anthony Fowler who is trained by former DAILY SPORT columnist Dave Coldwell sealed another victory on his way to title shots after KO-ing Ireland’s Craig O’Brien in the 8th second of the 6th round with a BIG LEFT HOOK.

Frank Buglioni beat Barcelona’s Emmanuel Feuzeu after the Spaniard retired at the end of the 6ht round of their 8 round light-heavyweight bout.

And last but not least Charlie Duffield beat Latvian Reinis Porozovs over 4 rounds at light-heavy.

All in all a great action packed evening at London’s o2 with bout after bout of boxing action.

 

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