Dillian Whyte knocks out Dereck Chisora in heavyweight thriller

Whyte puts the finishing blow on Chisora.
Whyte puts the finishing blow on Chisora. Photo credit: Getty

Dillian Whyte has put himself back into the heavyweight title picture with an emphatic knock-out victory over Dereck Chisora in London.

Whyte seemed to be well ahead on points when he landed one of his searing trademark left hooks to switch Chisora's lights out in the 11th round, backing up his win over the same opponent in 2016.

It was yet another entertaining heavyweight clash with plenty of power swinging both ways throughout.

Whyte began to take the upper hand in the second half of the fight, and when Chisora was deducted a total of two points for two separate incidents - a low blow and an illegal elbow - the contest was effectively over.

But "the Body Snatcher' had no thoughts of settling for a unanimous decision win, unleashing the fight-ending punch just moments after the second point was deducted.

Whyte didn’t pull any punches in his post-fight interview either, pointing straight at Anthony Joshua ringside when asked who he wanted to take on next.

"I want that lanky piece of shit over there. Let's go," said Whyte as Joshua made his way to the edge of the ring.

The WBO, IBF and WBA champion expressed some interest – but only if an agreement with Deontay Wilder isn't able to be struck.

"Forget all that he-said, she-said. We know how the list goes," said Joshua.

If there's anyone who deserves a shot who ain't them [Wilder etc] then it's you. Deontay Wilder is a target but if it's not him, it's Dillian Whyte."

Whyte's KO takes his professional record to 25-1 and he's now on a nine-fight win streak, which includes a win over New Zealand's Joseph Parker.