Dereck Chisora (28-8, 20KOs) made a return to the ring on the Whyte-Browne undercard making light work of French opponent Zakaria Azzouzi (14-3-2, 10KOs).
The 34-year-old Londoner was in buoyant mood in and outside the ring. First of all he finished off Azzouzi in the second round with a right hand straight down the pipe.
Then during his post-fight interview he called over potential opponent Joe Joyce and his promoter David Haye to discuss a contract. To be exact he called over David and his little chiwawa and I say discuss but it was more like a comedy sketch, funny and entertaining to watch none the less.
Del Boy said: “If there’s no titles in it, I want the money. They keep calling me the gate-keeper,”
I’ll do a deal with you now”. “Do you believe in him?”
“I’ll make a deal with you. If he beats me, you write me a cheque of £1. If I beat him, you give me your purse and the TV rights.”
The former heavyweight champion come promoter was quick to turn down the offer which was to be expected. Haye is not one to gamble his money away and would not dare sacrifice his purse bid for Chisora.
There are plenty of other possibilities for Joyce so I would move on quickly if I was in their shoes.
Frank Buglioni (21-3-1, 15KOs) lost his chance to capture the Lonsdale belt outright when he was stopped by Callum Johnson (17-0, 12KOs) in the light-heavyweight division.
Johnson sent the Londoner to the canvas before rocking him for a second time. The referee stopped the fight with 1min, 30secs on the clock in the first round.
I backed the ‘Wise Guy’ due to Johnson’s inactivity for two years but their was always a risk that something like this would happen.
Callum has now shot up the British rankings to become another big name in a competitive division domestically.
In the lightweight division Lewis Ritson (15-0, 9KOs) came through a first round onslaught from Scott Cardle (22-2-1, 7KOs) to win by stoppage in the second.
The 24-year-old geordie defended his British title for the second time in another solid performance. I don’t think there will be too many lightweights in Britain that will want to step in the ring against the ‘Sandman’.
Also on the card there were victories for Craig Richards, Anthony Fowler, Chris Kongo, Richard Riakporhe and Jamie Cox on a good night of boxing in London.