Opinion | Jul 31 2018

Classic heavyweight rumbles

Barnburners From The Big Men: Inspired by Chisora-Takam James Slater looks back at some classic heavyweight slugfests
Dereck Chisora v Carlos Takam - WBA International Heavyweight Title  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

SATURDAY night’s brutally violent slugfest between Dereck Chisora and Carlos Takam brought back memories of the great ones: the great heavyweight battles where the big men of the sport unleashed leather with abandon and duked it out until one man fell and stayed fallen. It was a special fight and it has rightly been showered with praise:

“That was just brutal,” promoter Eddie Hearn.

“That’s what I call heavyweight boxing,” Boxing News editor Matt Christie.


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