The Body Snatcher edged ever closer to a rematch with Anthony Joshua after a savage KO victory against boxing’s eternal gatekeeper – Derek Chisora.
The rematch of the 2016 matchup went exactly as planned. War. The two threw leather at each other from the opening bell, both trying to land that fight ending punch.
Whyte looked more mature than the first fight, picking shots that landed on Chisora. A smart inside uppercut nicked the eye of Del Boy in the second. And a well time body shot shook Chisora in the 8th.
Chisora’s new found physique and cardio showed in the middle rounds. Pushing the pace of the fight and backing Whyte up. He had a point deducted in the 8th for repeated low blows, and another point taken in the 11th for an illegal use of the elbow.
Despite the two deductions, Chisora was ahead on two of the judges scorecards, 95-94 on both. The third had it 95-94 Whyte.
Whyte delivers the knockout blow
The 11th saw the stoppage that could have come from either fighter. A perfectly timed roll left hook, similar to the one that dropped Joseph Parker and flatlined Lucas Browne, landed on the chin of Chisora.
The punch sent Chisora to the canvas, and the fight was waved off.
The future looks bright for the Body Snatcher, and that Wembley date is all buy signed for.
That left hook is dangerous for any fighter, and stunned AJ back in 2015. If it lands now, however, it could be a different story.