Chisora Defeats Gerber, Wins Euro Heavyweight Belt
LONDON, ENGLAND –
A newly “awakened” Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora put together his best fight to defeat Edmund Gerber in a 5th round stoppage on Saturday to become the European heavyweight champion.
Looking to regain a foot hold in the sport to challenge the Klitschko’s for a heavyweight title shot, Chisora recommitted himself to the sport pulling off two victories (Hector Alfredo Avila, Tony Thompson) after a career set back loss to David Haye in July 2012.
Once the opening bell sounded, Chisora came forward early and went to work using a diverse arsenal of punches. Dominating the first three rounds with relative ease, Chisora overwhelmed Gerber with continued peppering by way of left and right hooks upstairs and downstairs.
With the ending eminent, Gerber shook the cob webs out and waged a short lived comeback in round four by landing a respect gaining straight right that kept Chisora at bay for the duration of the round. Chisora put the apprehension to the side and went back on the attack in round five pinning Gerber on the ropes and smothering with left hooks and overhand rights. Seeing enough, referee Guido Cavelleri stepped in to end the bout.
In the post-fight interview, Chisora said he is a changed man.
“I’ve been training every day. I told my team I’m going to give myself three years in this game, training every day. I’ve woken up. My mum told me to either do it seriously or stop. So now I’m going to do this seriously.”
This win puts Chisora right back in the hunt of a title shot against Wladmir Klitschko.