Dereck Chisora stopped fellow Briton David Ticket in the fourth round of a frenetic heavyweight conflict at The O2 in London – then centered Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk.
Historical world title contender Chisora, 35, unsettled Ticket at the live of the third round with two objective hooks and unloaded all once more in the following round to ship his opponent to the canvas.
Though a dazed and wobbled Ticket, 36, obtained up all around the depend, his corner threw in the towel to remain the fight.
Usyk, 32, used to be the undisputed cruiserweight champion sooner than he moved up to heavyweight this 365 days.
He won his first fight in the division earlier this month when he defeated Chazz Witherspoon, a leisurely replacement for Tyrone Spong who had returned an unfavourable doping test.
David Haye, the oldschool two-weight world champion who now manages Chisora, suggested Sky Sports activities: “I admire the Oleksandr Usyk fight. That is at possibility of be a good fight.
“If he fights Oleksandr Usyk, he’s objective up there for a heavyweight title shot. A title shot is what he wants.”
Earlier, ex-IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby beat oldschool three-weight world champion Ricky Burns on formula.
In utterly different places on the undercard, Lawrence Okolie took the European cruiserweight title from Belgian Yves Ngabu, who had a 20-0 epic.
The fight used to be stopped in the seventh round after the 26-365 days-light landed a left hook and then a colossal objective hand which left Ngabu unsteady on his feet.
“I’ll perhaps well hear him score an increasing number of tired,” Okolie suggested Sky Sports activities. “If I hit any cruiserweight on the chin then they are able to bound.”
“I mediate he’s going to trot his formulation to a global title,” added promoter Eddie Hearn. “Look him radically change a global champion in 2020.”
One other Briton, Conor Benn, defended his WBA continental welterweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Belgian Steve Jamoye.
Benn, 23, the son of oldschool middleweight and tidy-middleweight world champion Nigel Benn, ended his opponent’s night with a fierce objective hook.
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