Dereck Chisora beats Kevin Johnson in unanimous decision

By 16/02/2014

Standing proud: Dereck Chisora after his points victory over Kevin Johnson

Standing proud: Dereck Chisora after his points victory over Kevin Johnson. Photo Action Images

Dereck Chisora earned a landslide unanimous decision victory but failed in his bold pledge to be the first man to stop former world heavyweight title challenger Kevin Johnson in East London on Saturday night, in spite of having the American down in the fifth round.

European heavyweight champion Chisora retained the World Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Association International titles with scores of 118-109, 118-110 and 118-109 on the ringside triumvirate’s cards.

Chisora is now eyeing a summer blockbuster with British rival Tyson Fury, who had defeated American Joey Abell earlier in the night.