The Heavyweight co-main event of the night was interesting while it lasted, however 🇿🇼🇬🇧Dereck Chisora (32-9-0, 23KO👊) ultimately powered his way through replacement 🥉🇬🇧David Price (25-7-0, 20KO👊), forcing Price’s corner to throw in the towel, securing the knockout victory for Chisora.
Chisora came out looking to try to knock Price out early, putting a heavy dose of pressure on the 6’8 Price. David looked composed early despite the pressure and looked to land quick, selective pot-shots through Chisora’s defense to try and use his aggression against him. Chisora landed a wide assortment of clubbing right hands and left hooks in the last 15 seconds of the third round and had Price literally out on his feet and ready to go, but the 🔔bell saved him. Price got his wits about him seemingly between rounds to get back to the action. Price landed a perfect lead right hand to Chisora’s jaw in the 4th. Though it didn’t do much damage, it signaled that he was in there to fight, however his night was cut short within the round as Chisora came back to land a booming uppercut on the inside, as well as a right hand to the temple that crumbled the giant Price down to the canvas. Getting up before the count of 8, Price was still on unsteady legs, and someone from his corner threw in the towel to stop the fight, giving Chisora the knockout victory he was looking for.
Chisora can now look towards bigger opportunities, and interest was expressed once again to fight 🥇🇺🇦Oleksandr Usyk. As for Price, perhaps this should signal, or at the very least get him to think about hanging the gloves up. At this juncture, considering his chin woes and the uptick in competition in the Heavyweight division, he is beginning to look out of place with this current crop, and would hate to see him get significantly hurt, but that’s a decision for Price to make, and him only, so we will see what he wants to do in the near future going forward.