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Photos: Chisora Batters Gerber, Saunders Edges Ryder

Copper Box, London - Dereck Chisora (18-4, 12 KOs) stopped Edmund Gerber (23-2, 14 KOs) in the fifth round to win the vacant EBU heavyweight title. After landing damaging punches on Gerber in the first two rounds, and hurting the German boxer in third, Gerber came back in the fourth with a good right hand to rock Chisora. The British fighter came firing back in the fifth, as he pinned Gerber against the ropes and unloaded with damaging shots until the referee jumped in.

British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (19-0, 10 KOs) kept his undefeated streak with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten John Ryder (15-1, 9 KOs). The action was very close with both fighters having their moments. The scores were 115-114, 115-113, 115-113.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Adamjr91 on 09-22-2013

[QUOTE=Polaxed;13773586]Whilst Chisora looked in good shape last night, you have to say that Gerber was [B]AWFUL[/B]........no movement whatsoever....just stood there allowing Chisora to tee off and get leverage on his punches.:thumbsdow Not Chisora's fault as he can only beat what's…

Comment by Polaxed on 09-22-2013

Whilst Chisora looked in good shape last night, you have to say that Gerber was [B]AWFUL[/B]........no movement whatsoever....just stood there allowing Chisora to tee off and get leverage on his punches.:thumbsdow Not Chisora's fault as he can only beat what's…

Comment by boxingfocus on 09-22-2013

It looked like a really weak stoppage at the time, but the fact that Gerber didn't protest indicates that not only did he not have much left but was also badly hurt. This new fitter delboy seems to have a…

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