Chisora coasts to unanimous decision over unambitious
Dereck Chisora extended his winning streak to five as he
defended his WBO and WBA International Heavyweight titles against a
one-paced Kevin Johnson.
Chisora outworked and outboxed his American opponent, who seemed
more interested in taking the life out of the contest than actually
The Finchley heavyweight scored a huge and important knockdown
in the fifth round as he caught Johnson with a swooping right hand,
but Johnson recovered well to see out the round.
In the ninth, the American challenger enjoyed his best moment of
the fight when he caught Chisora, but the referee deemed it low and
gave Chisora time to recover.
Chisora threatened to stop Johnson for the first time in the
eleventh round as he thundered in some clubbing shots late in the
round, but the granite-chinned American soaked up the
And a low key final round passed off without note before the
scorecards came back 118-109, 118-110, 118-109 all in favour of
Heavyweight star Dereck Chisora begins his 2014 world title
campaign on Saturday 15th February at London's Copper Box Arena as
he aims to end the year as a world champion.
Power-punching Chisora finished off Czech Ondrej Pala inside
three rounds at the Copper Box Arena to successfully defend his WBO
Intercontinental belt and add the Vacant WBA International title to
add to his European crown, and now he's eyeing up a what would be a
fifth consecutive knockout win against former world title
challenger Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson.
2013 was a fantastic year for the Finchley ace, who won all four
of his fights by KO and is in a great position to start 2014 as he
looks to get his second shot at a world title. In his first attempt
in February 2012 he pushed the WBC World Champion Vitali Klitschko
the distance and giving him his hardest fight since Lennox Lewis
nearly a decade earlier.
"I'm happy with the win against Pala and now I'm focused on
finally becoming world champion and bringing the world title back
"Pala gave it a good go and did land some shots early on, but
remember he was the third replacement opponent and then when I
turned on the power in the third round I got him out of
there. I'm pleased with the performance but there is still
plenty of room for improvement.
"I started 2013 without a boxing license and through hard work
and determination I've ended the year as the European, WBO
Intercontinental and WBA International champion and now I'm in pole
position for a world title shot."