Feature | Jul 29 2018

Could Dereck Chisora snare Deontay Wilder world title fight?

Britain has a new cult hero in veteran heavyweight Dereck Chisora. Tris Dixon on 'Del Boy's' extraordinary performance against Takam
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Dereck Chisora v Carlos Takam - WBA International Heavyweight Title  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

‘WOW’ was the word most commonly used on press row when Dereck Chisora went to war with Frenchman Carlos Takam before destroying him with two right hands in round eight.

The first landed high on the side of Takam’s head and dropped him heavily. The second landed flush on his chin and crushed him. Referee Howard Foster did not need to count.

It was a wild and extraordinary fight and the Londoner now wants a rematch of his fan-friendly slugfest with Dillian Whyte, while promoter Eddie Hearn mentioned trying to snare Deontay Wilder for Del Boy.