Cleverly Stops Boyle, Chisora and Mitchell Also Victorious – Boxing Results
By Nate Anderson: Undefeated light heavyweight Commonwealth champion Nathan Cleverly (16-0, 6 KOs) made short work of challenger Billy Boyle (12-2, 7 KOs) tonight, destroying him in a 2nd round knockout at the York Hall. Making his 3rd defense of his Commonwealth title Cleverly overwhelmed a badly overmatched Boyle with a flurry of power punches to the head and body, raking him from head to midsection with unanswered blows until referee Marcus McDonnell stepped in and stopped the one way slaughter at 2:27 of the round.
Boyles’ corner was in the process of throwing in the towel at the time of the stoppage. The fight was never competitive to begin with as Boyle didn’t have the armament to fire back with that could shut down Cleverly’s big power shots during the two round fight.
Cleverly, the taller fighter, jabbed from the outside in the opening round snapping Boyle’s head back with the shots. Cleverly then began to attack Boyle’s body, hammering him with hard shots repeatedly in the round. Boyle attempted to fight back with some feeble shots but was met with some hard left hand body shots from Cleverly that put Boyle on the defense.
Before long, Cleverly hurt Boyle with a big right hand to the head. Boyle’s corner then decided their man had seen enough and threw in the towel. Victorious
In other action on the card, undefeated super featherweight Kevin Mitchell (28-0, 21 KOs) took out Lanquaye Wilson (1-3, 1 KOs) in the 3rd round in a one-sided match. Mitchell toyed with Wilson for much of the fight, hitting whenever he pleased with fast combinations and outworking Wilson at close quarters. Despite having a poor record, Wilson found it easy to land his shots in the first two round through Mitchell’s wide open defense.
In the 3rd round, Mitchell landed a flurry of shots to take Wilson out. Referee Dave Parris quickly stepped in and put a stop to the bout while Wilson was still upright taking shots. The win puts Mitchell in the position to challenge World Boxing Organization featherweight champion Roman Martinez for his title.
It’s doubtful that Mitchell will be able to compete with Martinez by the way that Mitchell looked tonight. He’s going to have to improve a lot before then or Mitchell is going to end up getting knocked out quickly by Martinez.
Unbeaten heavyweight Derek Chisora (10-0, 5 KOs) defeated Paul Butlin (12-9, 8 KOs) by an eight round decision. The final score by judge Dave Parris was 79-72 for Chisora. The fight was mostly a dull affair with Chisora jabbing repeatedly to the head of Butlin and occasionally throwing weak right hands that did little damage.
I can’t figure out why Chisora can’t seem to generate much power on his shots, because he has the size (6’2” 252) to be a powerful fighter, but he lacks any kind of real power on his shots. Chisora seemed to get a little too excited in the 5th when he took the opportunity to bite Butlin on his ear.
Not sure why he did it, because the fight was one-sided and it wasn’t as if Butlin was going to beat him or anything. In the 7th, Chisora landed some decent shots, dropping Butlin and causing referee Dave Parris to give Butlin a standing eight count. Aside from that, Chisora didn’t have Butlin in any real trouble in the other rounds.
Chisora seemed to get lazy much of the time and didn’t put his punches together in sustained attacks. That could be because Chisora was looking to pace himself because of all the weight that he was carrying around his thick midsection. He looks like he needs to train better if he wants to fight better competition.
After the fight, Chisora called out British heavyweight champion Danny Williams for a fight. Chisora might get the fight with him, but I think Williams is the better fighter by far from what I saw of Chisora tonight. Chisora needs to lose about 30 to 50 pounds and find some power somewhere. If he can lose enough weight, Chisora might make a decent cruiserweight. Who knows? He might be more powerful at that weight, but at heavyweight he punches have nothing on them.
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