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LONDON — Zimbabwe-born British heavyweight boxer Derek Chisora bounced back from his December loss to Dillian Whyte with a comfortable points win against Senad Gashi at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.
Chisora was the aggressor throughout the fight and earned a unanimous decision from the ringside judges, who scored the contest 100-90, 100-91, and 99-91 respectively.
The fight was a somewhat laboured affair, with Gashi adopting a defensive strategy which saw him safely through the 10 rounds, but ensured his work was never likely to catch the eye of the judges.
However, he took Chisora’s punches well and was unfazed by a powerful right in the fourth, before coming through a few scares in the fifth, when he was trapped in a corner at one point.
Chisora did not tire as the fight entered its second half, and he continued to tick off the dominant rounds without really looking like winning by stoppage.
He unleashed a late flurry in the tenth, but there was no breaking down Gashi — although when the judges’ scorecards were read out after the final bell, they painted an accurate picture of how the fight panned out.
Meanwhile, Amir Khan endured a painful stoppage loss, just moments after a low blow, as the injured British fighter was halted by WBO champion Terence Crawford at New York’s Madison Square Garden in the early hours of yesterday morning. — Sky Sports.