Carlos Takam vs Dereck Chisora
On the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker, Carlos Takam (gave Povetkin, Parker problems), and Dereck Chisora (came very close to beating Whyte) battle it out on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker.
Takam goes at Chisora like a steamtrain, gets him in the ropes, and Chisora is a punch bag for most of the first round, Takam, landing clean, dominant, but working hard, and although Takam has a good first round, Chisora lands big shots at the end of a bad round for him. Takam doesn't drop the pace much in round 2, continues to throw in volume, Chisora responds with heavier shots, but in outlanded by a lot, and a more active Takam lands some solid punches.
Chisora is able to land some more good punches in round 3, Takam, still landing more, but Chisora, having success, landing with weight of punch. Takam continues to work very hard in round 4, but Chisora, soaking it up, and not letting Takam rest, and landing with solid punches which seem to knock it out of Takam.
Chisora works hard himself in round 5, Takam is mobile, makes Chisora miss, and continues to land more than Chisora, but Chisora, still landing the more hurtful punches. Both fighters are tiring, but it a seemingly less athletic Chisora seems to be tiring more, and he struggles to keep up with the tempo, as Takam works hard, throws at a high output, and seems to land with more power as Chisora is fatuiged.
Chisora doesn't do much work in round 7, Takam moves more, does a lot more work than Chisora, makes Chisora miss as well, and still seems to have some snap on his shots. Chisora seems happy to go to war, lands some good shots, but seems slow, and seems to be struggling to match Takam shot for shot. It seems to be going against Chisora, as most people have him behind, but in round 8, Takam looks to have emptied his tank, and Chisora lands a brilliant right hand, dropping Takam heavily, Takam gets up, but is badly hurt, and Chisora, able to land a devastating repeat shot, knocking Takam out cold.
Dereck Chisora gets a career best win, beats Carlos Takam by knock out.