By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | July 28, 2018
Tonight, Matchroom Boxing put together another stellar fight card featuring two thrilling heavyweight matchups. In the co-main event, Dereck Chisora (28-8, 21 KOs) knocked out Carlos Takam (35-5-1, 27 KOs) in the eighth round to capture the vacant World Boxing Association International Heavyweight Title. From the opening bell, both men came out guns blazing. The bout was full of nonstop action as both men traded power punches until they could give no more. In the eighth round, Chisora landed a tremendous right hand that sent Takam to the canvass. It was clear that Takam was unable to recover from such a devastating blow as the referee waved off the bout.
In the main event, Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) dominated former WBO World Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker (24-2, 18 KOs) to win a twelve round unanimous decision and capture the vacant World Boxing Organization International Heavyweight Title. Whyte used précised power shots to offset the balanced attack of Parker. In doing so, he was able to land a left hook that nearly knocked out his opponent.
With both men scoring fantastic and crowd-pleasing victories, there’s the possibility of both men facing one another in a rematch bout. In their first fight, it was Whyte who came away with a twelve round split-decision victory. Bought men fought their heart out their first match-up and it’s fair to say that if given a chance to square off again, the fight would produce similar results.
As it stands now, the heavyweight division, if not the entire world, has their eyes set on the how current undefeated heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua (IBO, WBA, WBO, IBF champion) will favor against former WBA World Heavyweight Champion Alexander Poketkin (34-1, 24 KOs) on 9/22/18 at Wembley Stadium.
If Joshua is successful in his title defense, this will set up the long and much awaited heavyweight showdown between him and current undefeated WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder. Joshua, who recently signed a continued promotion deal with Matchroom Boxing is slated to have his next fight (s) featured on the DAZN digital platform. With that being said, 4/13/19 has a great opportunity to be a groundbreaking, history-making event with four of the best heavyweights squaring off on the same card.
And let’s not forget that Joshua defeated both Whyte by knockout also….