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Chisora claims Commonwealth boxing title


Zimbabwean-born heavyweight boxing champion Derek Chisora added the Commonwealth heavyweight title to his British Crown when he stopped Sam Sexton in the ninth round at Birmingham’s LG Arena on Saturday night.
Chisora extended his unbeaten record to 14 wins in 14, but was made to work extremely hard for his ninth round by Sexton.
Chisora had drawn criticism in the past for some unprofessional antics in the ring, but he was all business on the Magnificent Seven event and the ninth-round knockout of Sexton is set get the attention of his domestic rivals.
He dictated the pace from the opening bell working the body of his opponent with fast hooks.The Finchley fighter looked lighter on his feet and moved in and out of range as Sexton tried to work his jab. Sexton needed to get a round in the bag and he did so in the fourth as a left hook had his man backpeddling. The Norwich fighter took the centre of the ring and slowed the action down.
It earned Del Boy a telling off from his trainer Don Charles in the corner but he was soon back in charge taking the sixth in fine style.
Chisora seemed to take a round off in the eighth as he allowed Sexton to get back behind his jab, but he never really hurt the British champion with shots that were more cautionary than concussive.
Sexton could not get out of punching range and he sagged onto the ropes as Chisora landed a flurry of shots.
The victory will elevate him to European level and “this time next year” Del Boy could be on the brink of a world-title challenge.

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