Chisora bags British belt

Williams ends career on a low note with early stoppage loss

Last Updated: 09/09/10 7:50pm

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Derek Chisora claimed the British heavyweight title with a second round stoppage victory over Danny Williams at Upton Park.

Opening Sky Sports' coverage on the Mitchell v Katsidis undercard, the fight never got going with the faded Williams offering little from the opening bell.

Chisora, who has been knocking on the door at domestic level for some time, quickly imposed himself on the former Mike Tyson conqueror with a solid left jab.

Williams, who had already announced the fight would be his 52nd and final contest, threw out an occasional jab but 'Del Boy' looked far sharper and wobbled his 36-year-old opponent early in the second round.

The Brixton Bomber was caught with a left hand that knocked him back on the ropes, and as Chisora ploughed forward a big upper cut put him on his back.

Williams' legs looked wobbly and one more onslaught was enough for the referee to step in and save the veteran from more punishment.

Victory should launch the career of Chisora though, with a unification clash against Commonwealth champion Sam Sexton - who had to withdraw from the Williams fight due to his mother's illness - on the cards.

"I've got the British title, let them all queue up, let them take it," he told Sky Sports. "I want to go for the Commonwealth title, Sam's got it and I want it.

"After that I want to go for the European, and after that I want to go for the world titles, so I'm knocking on everybody's door now.

"I've got to take my hat off to Danny, he boxed the two best heavyweights out there - Mike Tyson and Vitali Klitschko - he entertained us in British boxing so fair dues to Danny."

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