Dillian Whyte defeated former WBO Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker by unanimous decision 113-112, 115-110, 114-111 for the WBC Silver and vacant WBO international heavyweight title at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.
On a night of action in front of 20,000 combat fans, Whyte twice put the New Zealander on the silver screen for the first time in Parker's career.
Parker launched the brighter and sharper of the two fighters, but Whyte caught Parker in the second round and for the first knockdown of the fight. The New Zealander would descend in the 9th again.
Knowing that he needed a knockout to win, Parker went out in the last two laps and even sent Whyte down on lap 1
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Dillian Whyte wins by unanimous decision 113 -112, 115-110, 114-111!
We have it 114-111 in favor of Dillian Whyte, but the official result still needs to be announced
6:39 pm: Round Twelve
Whyte lies on points in front, Parker needs a knockout. Both men touch gloves for the last round. Both men agree. Parker has Whyte in trouble and has to hold on. Now Whyte is in attack as the two men hold on and fall into the ropes. Parker lands big punches, but Whyte is still standing. These two have given everything, and Parker manages to send Whyte to the screen, Whyte survives the count and survives Parker's last attack. Round goes to Parker: 10/8.
A grandstand ending to what was a great night of boxing.
6:35 pm: Round Eleven
Parker still has two laps to pull here, but it's Whyte who lands the Power Shots. The two go from round to round with 30 seconds in the round and it is Parker who takes control. Round goes to Parker: 10/9
6:31 pm: Round Ten
Whyte senses that victory is in his grasp, but Parker is not ready to give in. Both men wait for their moment to land the big KO. Whyte works with his jab while Parker has his hands down and is waiting for an opportunity to counter. Round goes to Whyte: 10/9.
18:27 pm: Round Nine
Parker is down for the second time !!
6:22 pm: Round Eight
Both men start the round with their jabs. Parker misses with a big right, and Dillian lands with his left. Whyte invites Parker against the ropes, but he does not have the accuracy to get some substance. Parker gets a good uppercut, but he lacks the strength to give something. Round goes to Whyte: 10/9
6:19 pm: Round Seven
Parker tries to gain a foothold in the second part of the fight and looks for the perfect shot. Whyte absorbs the blows and catches Parker with a right. Round goes to Whyte: 10/9
6:14 pm: Round Six
Dillian Whyte lands some good hands while Parker works the body. Both men in the corner go from toe to toe as Whyte lands an uppercut. Whyte is attacking and looking for the KO. Parker looks tired. Round goes to Whyte: 10/9
18:10: Round Five
Whyte loses his balance, but Parker can not take the opportunity. Both men breathe heavily, and the fight begins to balance, Parker looks for the counter-stroke. Scrappy round. Lap goes to Parker: 10/9
18:06: Round Four
Both men land on the ropes and almost go over. The referee gives Whyte an explanation. Parker still throws his jab, but Whyte counters. Parker lands on the right on Whyte and goes to attack. Round goes to Parker: 10.9.
18:03: Round Three
Both fighters exchange blows. Parker looks annoyed by his first career knockdown and lands a nice combination. Whyte comes back and catches Parker again. It looks like Whyte's power will affect Parker. Round goes to Whyte: 10/9.
17:58: Lap Two
Whyte, who is told from his corner that he should use his jab more, gets on his forefoot, but Parker is quick with his left hook. The fight starts to warm up. Parker grabs the body with a right hook, but White intercepts him with his left hand. Go down Parker! It looked like a fight of heads, but the referee gives him a booth count, Round goes to Whyte: 10/8
5:53 pm: Round One
Parker and Whyte meet in the middle of the ring and exchange jabs. Parker lands a right hand early and proves to be the keener of the two fighters. Whyte looks for his chance to strike, but gets caught by Parker again. Round goes to Parker: 10/9.
17:50: Both fighters are ready, the combat fans in the sold-out O2 Arena are ready and ring announcer Michael Buffer is ready. We are moments away from round one.
17:45: WBC silver heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte makes his way to the ring. He is greeted by 20,000 cheering fans.
17:41: Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is on his way to the ring.
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Whyte Vs. Parker undercard
Dereck Chisora def. Carlos Takam
Dereck "Del Boy" Chisora is now (29-8) after beating Carlos Takam over the knockout in the eighth round to claim the WBA International heavyweight title.
In a brawl from head to toe, both Chisora and Takam have created what can only be called gladiatorial combat. Both men exchange strong punches from the beginning. With the 20,000-strong crowd in full voice cheering on his favorite fan Chisora, it was Takam who was the aggressor, holding Chisora to the ropes and wounding Chisora shot by shot, in return for the end of the first lap swung. 19659002] In the second round Chisora began to establish his tactics, which kept Takam at bay early. As the fight continued, the two stood in the center of the ring, throwing blow after blow, hook after hook. The third round was more open as Chisora worked out his jab and Takam landed an occasional body shot before the pair came together again to exchange blows in the middle of the ring.
In the fourth round, Takam began to land his combos on the back foot as Chisora came forward. The two came toe-toe in the middle of the ring in the fifth round when Takam Chisora pushed back against the ropes but was caught by a big right hand. With both fighters, the fight began to slow down in pace, Chisroa back on the ropes was caught by Takam through some big shots. A little showboating from & # 39; Del Boy & # 39; Angered Takam, who had unloaded him, but Chisora took everything and returned in a way that shook Takam and drove the crowd into frenzy.
Chisora called the crowd at the beginning of the seventh and both men went head-to-head in the corner, throwing punch after punch in an absolute war of a fight. After catapulting Takam to the screen with an eighth-note round, he stood up, but Chisora sent him back with a thundering right hand in the head.
Katie Taylor vs. Kimberly Connor
Ireland's Katie Taylor continued to dominate the lightweight class by outclassing American Kimberly Connor over knockout in the third round. Retain her IBF and WBA titles. In the first round, body shots and thrusts landed through Connor's guard. The second round continued with Taylor landing shots, with some swelling under her right eye and Conner seemed more confident as the round progressed. With 38 seconds in the third round, Taylor went into attack with a rush of punches Connor, with 22 seconds left in the round. Taylor landed a right hook followed by a left with the referee jumping to stop the fight.
Conor Benn specials Cedrick Peynaud
And the new Conor "The Destroyer" Benn (13-0) has his first big belt in the form of the WBA title after a unanimous decision victory over Cedrick Peynaud in continental welterweight.
Peynaud started on his forefoot in the hind paw's posture and followed Benn from the ring. Both men went well and avoided the majority of the blows in a very tight opening round. Peynaud hit the ground in the second round due to a slip, but the referee called it down and gave Peynaud a stand number. Benn lost his balance in return, but the referee called it a slip-up. Both men took the fight against each other, Benn, who bent low to avoid Peynaud's attack and land his own combos. The third round continued with the same speed, with Benn bouncing around the ring and hitting his shot until he was caught by a pair of Peynaud.
The fight began in the fourth round with Benn and Peynaud knocking down the ring. Benn landed with his right hand in the middle of Peynaud in the fifth, much to the pleasure of the crowd. Peynaud looked as if he was getting tired and had a black eye in his right eye. Benn began to open in the sixth with more precise combinations and had found his feet after being chased in the open rounds. In the seventh round Benn landed with a body shot and forced Peynaud to kneel down and count again. Peynaud, hurt and has to cover up while Benn concentrates on the body. In the eighth round, when the crowd demanded a knockout, Benn searched for one, but was caught by Peynaud, stopping him in his wake. Peynaud went on the ropes in the ninth round with Benn in the ninth round, but managed to escape. Then Benn caught Peynaud with a right to another standing count.
The final round with Peynaud, who knew he needed a knockout to win, searched, but Benn landed his own combos. The judges called it 98-91, 98-90, 97-90 in favor of Conor Benn
Joshua Buatsi def. Andrejs Pokumeiko
Joshua Buatsi, 7-0, is the new WBA International light heavyweight champion after his impressive first-round knockout by Andrejs Pokumeiko. Both men went from round to round with blows against the opening bell, Buatsi sent Pokumeiko twice with his speed and power to the ground before the referee called the fight.
David Allen def. Nick Webb
David "White Rhino" Allen won the battle of heavyweights with a big overhand right that Webb broke in the fourth round to win by knockout. The fight started as a battle of jabs with the occasional right hand on Webb's body. Webb started flowing into his flow in the second round, shooting shot-and-shoot on the & # 39; White Rhino & # 39 ;.
More of this in the third with Webb looking for a knock-out, but just with his timing. Allen started landing his jab in the fourth round and the & # 39; White Rhino & # 39; landed a right hook on Webb's head, which got him into trouble. It was followed by an even more impressive overhand to the chin, which let Webb fall to the ground, who was unable to get back on his feet.
Anthony Fowler, Craig O, Brien
Anthony Fowler moved to a convincing 6th-round win over O & # 39; Brien to 7: 0 Body. O & Brien only offers a right hook at the end of the first. Round 2 O'Brien moved around the ring, with Fowler working hard to cut him off. In the third and the body shots Fowler went on, who even has a small scratch on the left eye. The fourth opened with countless body shots of Fowler shaking O & Br;
The punishment continued throughout the fifth, with O'Brien clearly feeling the pain of the non-stop body shots. The fight was over within seconds of the 6th when Fowler landed a brutal left hook knockout shot to the chin that sent O'Brien down.
Frank Buglioni specializes in Emmanuel Feuzeu
Buglioni wanted to get back on track after defeating Callum Johnson in March and made his victory over Emmanuel Feuzeu difficult. At the end of the sixth round, Feuzeu will win over Eck. He started the opening round on the forefoot and landed some straight right hands on the body. Round two Buglioni continued with more body shots and a few uppercuts with Feuzeu offering nothing but holding. Not until the end of the third trimester was Feuzeu warned by the referee about stopping and started resisting by countering Buglioni's mistake to end the round with some confidence.
The bout ended up in fourth with both fighters landing clean head shots and combos early on, both men continued to exchange blows to the bell. Feuzeu grew confident in Round 5 and took the fight to "Wise Guy" Buglioni, who continued to land land shots, this continued in the sixth until Feuzeu's corner retired him due to an infringement.