Last Saturday proved to be an excellent night for heavyweight boxing, with Frank Warren’s BT Sports show going down a storm with fans.
There were two epic heavyweight bouts take place on the night, with Joe Joyce facing off against Bryant Jennings and a best of British fight between Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman.
Joe Joyce Unanimous Win
The Joe Joyce and Jennings bout went as expected, with the Juggernaut proving too much for his Philadelphia born opponent. While Jennings did look impressive at times, Joyce used his power and aggression well to secure a unanimous points victory.
Daniel Dubois Is The Business
The bout between Dubois and Gorman only further reaffirmed the hype surrounding the former, with Dubois in control of the fight from start to finish. Gorman, who did throw a couple of shots with interest, managed to last until the 5th round before Triple D floored him again with Gorman failing to make the count.
Attentions now turn to this weekend’s boxing action at the O2, with Dillian Whyte headlining the card with his fight against Oscar Rivas. With Whyte likely to have secured a date to fight for the WBC title by then, it will be vital for the Body Snatcher to come through unscathed. It’s expected that Whyte will be back fighting before the end of the year, with a bout against whoever holds the WBC title at the time scheduled for May 2020.
David Allen vs David Price
Elsewhere in the heavyweight division on the 20th, David Allen and David Price will face off in a much-anticipated fight. Both men are loved by the public, and while Allen is looking to continue his good run of form, Price is aiming to continue rebuilding his career which has been very stop start. Allen is the more durable of the two, with Price know to be out of gas towards the midway point, but Price is still regarded by many as one of the divisions biggest hitters, so if he catches Allen, it could be lights out.
Chisora Must Win
Derek Chisora, now managed by Davide Haye, will look to build on his win against Senad Gashi in a fight against Artur Szpilka. Szpilka, 30, has won his last two fights, so could prove tricky opposition for War Chisora. Chisora is another boxer aiming for one last crack at the big time, just like David Price, and many claim he has to win here to continue moving forward, or it could be the end of the road.
All Eyes On Whyte
It should prove to be another great night of heavyweight boxing at the O2, and the likes of Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will be looking on to see how Dillian Whyte performs in the headline bout. Whyte has, in many people’s eyes, been unfairly denied a title shot by the WBC, but it seems that his efforts and willingness to take fight after fight is paying off, so he could become a nuisance at elite level sooner rather than later.