Chisora’s win will likely send Price into retirement
Knocked out nine times between them, logic indicated that if gigantic heavyweights Dereck Chisora and David Price ever met in the ring, someone would be stopped.
Saturday night at the O2 Arena, on the undercard of the Regis Prograis vs. Josh Taylor World Boxing Super Series final, logic met reality.
Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) stalked and stopped the always game Price (25-7, 20 KOs) in round four. Chisora,35, came out aggressively in the opening stanza. He fired looping right hands and straight lefts. A few landed.
Price,36, stood his ground and connected with a left hook. Chisora forced Price into the ropes and let fly. Price, six inches taller than the 6”2” inch Chisora, wanted to box more, but Chisora was applying the pressure. Price connected a right uppercut in round two. His issue has always been stamina and a suspect chin. Chisora wasn’t letting him breath. The former title challenger clocked Price with a right. Price took it well.
Chisora marched forward in round three. He fired his right. Price connected with a combination. Chisora landed two left hooks. Price was breathing heavy. He was warned by referee Andy Foster for holding. Chisora unloaded more heavy blows near the end of the round.
A huge left hook wobbled Price, who came back with a short uppercut. Price connected with a big shot in round four. Chisora paused and fired back. Chisora roughed up Price on the inside. Two right hands caused his legs to separate. A follow-up shot off the noggin collapsed Price. He pulled himself up, but his legs were gone. Price’s corner threw in the towel to end the fight.
The time was 2:00 into round four.
“I came in to seek and destroy,” said Chisora. “He caught me with a beautiful uppercut, but I came back and ended up.”