Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury both win to set up summer rematch
By Jimmy SmallwoodBBC Sport
British heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury moved closer to a rematch after both secured wins in east London.
Chisora, 30, won a unanimous points decision in a gritty 12-round contest against veteran American Kevin Johnson.
In contrast, 25-year-old Fury provided a demonstration of his power, flooring southpaw Joey Abell four times before the fight was stopped in the fourth.
The pair first fought in 2011 with Fury prevailing, and with both victorious on Saturday a
rematch seems likely.
"I want to fight [Russian heavyweight] Alexander Povetkin in Moscow, then in the summer me and Tyson should get it on," Chisora said after his victory.
* Correct as of 16/02/2014
Wins by KO
Topping the bill at the Copper Box Arena, which was used for handball at the London 2012 Olympics, Chisora entered the ring in good form having won four successive contests, the most recent against
Ondrej Pala in November.
Two planned fights against British heavyweight David Haye
were cancelled in 2013
and Fury's appearance in east London on Saturday was only his second fight in a year.
On the undercard,
claimed the vacant WBA intercontinental welterweight belt by dismantling French fighter Christophe Sebire over 12 rounds - the unanimous decision from the judges 120-108, 119-109, 117-111.
defence of his WBO European super-middleweight title against Naples veteran Gaetano Nespro was a livelier affair, with the Italian down in the fourth then twice in the fifth before the contest was waved off.
cousin of Tyson, improved his record to 13 wins in 13 contests, eight by way of knockout. The 19-year-old heavyweight, boxing at over 17 stone, had American Matthew Greer down three times in the second round before the towel was thrown in.
Team GB's Olympic boxing captain at London 2012,
continued his professional development at light-welterweight by disposing of opponent Dan Carr in a 60-53 points win after six rounds.
Steve Collins Jnr,
23-year-old son of Irish super-middleweight legend Collins Snr, bloodied the nose of Somerset's Tommy Gifford in the first round but failed to capitalise, eventually drawing the contest 38-38 on the referee's scorecard.
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