Parker beats Dereck Chisora in split decision

Dereck Chisora and Joseph Parker was an exhilarating fight. it exceeded everyone’s expectations, especially with Dereck performing wonderfully. Unfortunately, it didn’t go Chisora’s way mainly due to the judges who favoured Parker via split decision.

Parker gets dropped

Chisora started off rapidly with by dropping Parker in the first 7 seconds. He landed constantl shots to the body and head for 6 rounds. After that, Parker realized that Chisora had gotten out of breath. It helped him exploit these factors by throwing the right hand and left hook emphatically.

Chisora was evidently furious with the scorecards as he believed he won the fight by a landslide. Some experts who were a little skeptical saying it could have gone either way.

Nonetheless, Parker and his trainer made it clear on Sky Sports that they should have done more that night. A Chisora rematch in the no so distant future has not been ruled out

Katie Taylor retains her titles against Jonas via a razor sharp unanimous decision

The fight of the night must go to the women’s Lightweight undisputed clash between Katie Taylor and Natasha Jonas.

Katie was initially the more active boxer in the fight but was not landing the effective punches. Natasha started off well by landing clean on the chin and constantly going down to the body.

In the mid to late rounds, Taylor finished off strongly in the later rounds. It helped her in retaining her title as undisputed champion.

Taylor will have some mandatories to face. She could have super fight against 7-weight world champion Amanda Serrano 

Regarding Jonas, she will want to have another world title fight again as she has proved that she belongs on the world stage and is destined to win a world title a some point. The 36-year-old has a limited professional career so far and would be delighted to either rematch Taylor or Harper again or even move up to 140 and challenge the champions there.

Bivol beats Richards after long layoff and eyes Beterbiev or Canelo next.

Another good fight was the WBA world title bout between Dmitry Bivol and Craig Richards. Bivol retained his title by using his elite boxing skills and utilizing his speed and experience to keep Richards on the back foot. Even though the scorecards given were 118-110, 115-113, 115-114, but Richards proved to the world that he belongs on the world stage can face anyone in the Light-Heavyweight division.

Bivol has finally returned after 19-month layoff and has is eyes on winner between Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr. Then again, considering his size he might move down to Super-Middleweight and challenge the winner between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders in next week’s unification bout.

The shock of the night must have been James Tennyson losing by TKO vs Jovanni Straffon in the 1st round!!! They started off feeling themselves and trying to find the distance, but once they started to trade off with each other, Tennyson got caught with a devastating left hook which took his legs away. Soon after the referee had to call a stop once Tennyson absorbed too much punishment. Massive surprise and it is just a matter of time until we find out what’s next for James.

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