December 12 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Dereck Chisora moved one step closer to securing a fight with one of the Klitschko brothers after he defeated Edmund Gerber to become European heavyweight champion on Saturday.
Chisora defeated the 25-year-old Kazakhstan-born German fighter in the fifth round at London Olympic Park’s Copper Box Arena after he dominated the fight.
The Finchley fighter tested Gerber early on with a few uppercuts before attacking his head and body with a volley of shots.
Gerber came back into the fight in the fourth round which was much more even, but Chisora’s workrate earned him a stoppage in the fifth, with the referee waving it away.
It was an emotional fight for Chisora following the death of matchmaker Dean Powell.
Chisora paid tribute to Powell following his victory.
He told BoxNation: “One of my main guys isn’t here for me tonight. Rest in peace brother, and I love you.”
Promoter Frank Warren added: “I’m really proud. It was an emotional night for him. The engine’s there. The brain’s there.”