Date: 22nd September 2013 at 11:07am
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At the Copper Box Arena, in the Olympic Park Stratford, Dereck Chisora beat Edmund Gerber to claim the vacant European heavyweight crown.

Chisora, who finally seems to have discovered the dedication needed to reach the top in this game, stopped his German opponent in the fifth round.

The British fighter took the first three rounds displaying the better range of boxing skills and weathered comeback, by the German, in the fourth, before unleashing a barrage of shots that prompted the referee to step in and call a halt to proceedings.

Chisora, still only 29, appears to have gotten his career back on track after losing to David Haye last year with wins over Hector Alfredo Avila and Malik Scott, as well as Edmund Gerber and it appears it may all be down to some advice given to him by his mum, with Chisora admitting after the fight,

‘I’ve been training every day.?

‘I told my team I’m going to give myself three years in this game, training every day.?



I’ve woken up. My mum told me to either do it seriously or stop. So now I’m going to do this seriously.’


With a career record that reads 18 wins and 4 losses, talk is now turning to who Chisora will fight next. Could it be against the winner of the postponed Fury v Haye fight (if he?s prepared to wait that long) or will Dereck be back in the ring with one of the Klitschko brothers?