- Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker O2 Arena fight: ring walk likely to be at around 10.40pm
- Dereck Chisora defeats Carlos Takam by TKO in round eight of heavyweight battle
- Heavyweight division hotting up as Joseph Parker says he will ‘expose reckless style’ of Dillian Whyte
- Dillian Whyte exclusive interview: ‘I was stabbed and removed bullets from my own leg – I knew I was destined for something great’
The howls begin for Dillian Whyte…
As he enters the arena. Which he eventually does.
Both men have faced Anthony Joshua. Both men lost. But Parker took him the whole way.
Joseph Parker is on his way…
He has said he will leave it all in the ring today. If he does it could be quite the battle.
It’s nearly time…
Bellew and Johsua backing Whyte here. Who are you favouring? If it’s half as good as Chisora and Takam then, well, it’ll be excellent.
That was emotional. There was doubters out there but we believed in God, we done it and we emerged victorious. I was up for it from the time I left the dressing room. It was tough. The guy is a tough man. I done the rope a dope on him. I could not stand in the middle of the ring with him.
Tony Bellew gives his thoughts
Bellew speaks of Chisora’s plan and saying he executed it perfectly. Hard to argue with that.
The crowd applaud both Takam and Chisora
One minute and one second into round eight. Brilliant fight. Whyte vs Parker up next. Both fighters deserve a lot of credit there but Chisora landed a huge right hand to win a thrilling battle. Takam looks gutted.
Chisora floors Carlos Takam! It’s over!
What a shot from Chisora’s right hand! Takam is on the floor one time. He is up and fights on but Chisora lands another one straight away! He’s down again.
It’s over. Chisora wins by TKO in the eighth round! Wow. The underdog takes victory! What a fight. What a punch. His best performance?
Takam gets back onto his feet and the crowd applaud, as they do Chisora. What a win this is for Dellboy.
Chisora vs Takam – Round 7
Takam is going after Chisora here, backing him into a corner again. How much more can Chisora take?! Dellboy lands one!
Both fighters are giving so much in this fight. This fight has been so intense. It slows down a little towards the final minute with Chisora still on the ropes. But Dellboy lands a couple of right hands.
This sight has been a familiar one this evening…
Takam leading this one on points, Froch and Haye reckon.
Chisora vs Takam – Round 6
Takam lands a superb right-hand with Chisora on the ropes in his own corner! Chisora lands an uppercut or two. This is a superb battle between these two fighters.
Takam lands blow after blow, he’s trying to dispatch Chisora now in his own corner. Chisora takes blow after blow but he’s out of his corner and is onto Takam again!
This is excellent. The crowd are getting behind Chisora here now. Fully!
Chisora vs Takam – Round 5
Again Chisora on the back foot soaking up pressure and countering, tiring Takam out. Chisora landing a few more blows in this round, though. Takam is going nowhere. But neither is Chisora.
Chisora vs Takam – Round 4
Chisora doing a good job here. David Haye has some words of praise for his former rival. Takam is not landing enough here. Chisora boxing well but absorbs Takam’s blows. After spending most of the round backing off Takam gets Chisora on the ropes, landing a few body shots.
Chisora vs Takam – Round 3
Chisora lands a decent jab on Takam. This is a tight battle. Takam hits Chisora to the head with a couple of left-hooks. Is Takam doing enough here?
Chisora vs Takam – Round 2
Chisora on the offensive in round two. No longer is he pinned on the ropes. Chisora lands a few on Takam but Takam counter-attacks well. Chisora has to endure a few late blows towards the end of the three minutes. Chisora’s round? David Haye thinks so.
Chisora vs Takam – Round 1
“Oh Dereck Chisora” the crowd chant for about three seconds. Takam has Chisora up against the ropes and he’s hammering him in the first minute or so. Chisora can’t get away from the ropes, he’s pinned. Chisora trying to soak up the pressure here. Takam is bossing this fight so far and lands a big right hand!
Chisora struggling here. He’s spent the round on the ropes. Takam lands a left hand. Chisora has landed a few good body shots. He gets Takam a couple of times towards the end. A tough, bruising first round there.
“Oh Dereck Chisora” rings out again at the end of the round.
And now it’s Chisora’s turn
34 years old. A few pounds heavier than Takam but not much between them in terms of height. Takam favourite – 4/9, Chisora 9/4.
In walks Carlos Takam, all the way from Paris…
…not literally. That would be a mighty long walk.
David Haye: it should be a routine victory for Takam
Takam is head and shoulders above Dereck Chisora in every department. If Takam is half the man he used to be this is going to be a very routine, stoppage victory for Takam.
Haye spared with Takam to prepare for his fight against Chisora, a few years back.
Joseph Parker speaks to Sky Sports
I‘m feeling good. We had a nice relaxing day today. I’ve said I am going to come out and be dominant and put on a great performance and that’s what I am going to do. I think he’s going to bring out the best in me. He’s a great challenge. He’s a fighter I have to break down. I will get him. I’m hungry, motivated and driven. I want to be the unified champion. I will leave everything in the ring tonight.
Taylor vs Connor – Round 3
Taylor lands quite a few with 30 seconds left on the clock. No messing!
Connor looks in danger here. It’s over! TKO for Kimberly Connor, Katie Taylor wins inside three rounds. She won’t be too bothered about that swelling now.
Taylor vs Connor – Round 2
There’s a swelling under Taylor’s right eye, it doesn’t look great. Perhaps from a clash of heads.
Dillian Whyte exclusive interview: ‘I was stabbed and removed bullets from my own leg – I knew I was destined for something great’
Dillian Whyte is lucky to be standing, let alone fighting his way towards becoming a heavyweight world champion.
Shot twice, and stabbed, he ran the gauntlet within an inch of his life as a street kid in South London. He removed one of those bullets from his leg himself, drowning the wound with alcohol and taking it out with pliers. When he was gashed in a knife attack, he sewed himself up.
Read our Boxing Correspondent, Gareth A Davies’ full interview with Dillian Whyte. An extraordinary story.
Conor Benn defeats Cedrick Peynaud on points
No surprise there. Benn remains undefeated, beating Peynaud in the longest fight of his career. Well fought young man. Nigel Benn looks pleased. And so he might. He is lifted up onto his father’s shoulders, with his belt.
Benn vs Peynaud – Round 10
Peynaud throwing a flurry of frantic hooks at the end. That’s it. They touch gloves at the end. Should be Benn’s tonight, fairly comfortably, with a couple of knockdowns.
Here’s what Carl Froch has scored it.
Benn vs Peynaud – Round 10
We’re into the final round now. Benn the more energetic of the two. He knows he’s ahead, surely. Smart boxing from Benn in the last few rounds. Peynaud came out all guns blazing but Benn has had him where he wants him. This is good from the Briton.
Benn vs Peynaud – Round 8
This is the first time Benn has gone past six rounds in his career. Benn ahead here, it seems. He’s trying, is Peynaud, but it looks tough for him now.
Benn vs Peynaud – Round 7
Benn hits Peynaud early on with a body shot, who goes to his knees. Benn much better here and lands another good body shot. Peynaud looks in a little bit of trouble here – or as much trouble as he has been in all fight. Benn in the ascendancy.
Benn vs Peynaud – Round 6
Benn still getting caught by a few of Peynard’s shots. The Frenchman is upping the pace again. It worked for him early on and he’s using it to good effect here. Tougher round for Benn.
Benn vs Peynaud – Round 5
Here’s what Carl Froch thinks so far.
The pace again is a little slower. Peynaud’s accuracy not what it was. A much better round for Benn. A mark above Peynaud’s eye is what he has to show for it.
Benn vs Peynaud – Round 4
Benn under pressure again from Peynaud. The Sky Sports team reckon it’s hard to say that Benn has won a round in the opening three yet. Still a long way to go, though. Benn coming back into it and landing a few jabs now. The speed of the opening rounds from Peynaud has dropped.
Heavyweight division hotting up as Joseph Parker says he will ‘expose reckless style’ of Dillian Whyte
Samoan Joseph Parker aims “to expose the reckless style'” of Brixton bruiser Dillian Whyte on Saturday at the O2 Arena and has prepared “to go into the trenches” against the Londoner. Parker is hell-bent on earning a rematch with three-belt world title holder Anthony Joshua next year, and on Friday assured the Telegraph that there will be no shyness this time around.
Benn vs Peynaud – Round 2
This is a real fight, already in round two! Benn lands a few early on in the round. No messing around from either of them. Another round at a quick pace. Benn got a knockdown but Peynaud landed one right at the end.
Benn vs Peynaud – Round 1
A fairly cagey first round before Peynaud dishes out some punishment and applies the pressure. Benn on the back foot here.
Joshua Buatsi wins inside the first round!
He is now the holder of the WBA International Light-Heavyweight title. Congratulations!
It’s Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker from the O2 Arena!
And we are here for it. Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker go toe-to-toe at The O2 tonight with the winner potentially putting himself in line for a world title shot against Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder.
Whyte, with a 23-1 record, is full of confidence having most recently posted a stunning knockout win over the previously unbeaten Lucas Browne. Parker (24-1) lost to Joshua last time out but became the first man to go the distance with the heavyweight champion, something he noted in the build-up to this fight.
There is also plenty on the undercard to whet the appetite with Katie Taylor defending her two world title belts and the likes of Conor Benn, Joshua Buatsi, Dereck Chisora and Anthony Fowler also in action. We will be bringing you updates for some of those, too.
What are they saying?
Dillian Whyte suffered his sole defeat to Anthony Joshua, a seventh-round knockout loss in 2015, and Joseph Parker intends to make a statement by being even more ruthless:
“That’s my goal now. What’s AJ, seven right? I’m going to knock him (Whyte) out earlier and I’m going to say, ‘And what AJ? And what?’ I think if I knock him out earlier, it will send a statement.”
Joseph Parker’s promoter David Higgins wants a rematch with Anthony Joshua… and has a warning for Deontay Wilder:
“The knockout (of Dillian Whyte) would be ideal and it would really put us in pole position to legitimately demand a rematch from Joshua. We want Anthony Joshua next, and we would be demanding the rematch.
“Joseph Parker is only focused on Dillian Whyte, but should he beat Dillian Whyte then he’ll probably be the most prominent heavyweight currently after Joshua-Wilder.
“My message to Deontay Wilder – ‘Pull your head in, stop being greedy, and make the Joshua fight, otherwise the winner of Parker-Whyte is going to take your slot and you’re going to sit on the shelf for another six months, and you might lose the opportunity all together’.”
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