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On July 30th Dillian Whyte fought David “The White Rhino” Allen. Whyte beat Allen by unanimous decision on Josh Warrington’s fight against Patrick Hyland undercard. Whyte threw flurries of punches and utilised his jab to ctach Allen off guard. Whyte out fought Allen throughout the fight and from off threw shots which hurt Allen. Allen didn’t fight particularly badly but he couldn’t match the work rate and constant fighting that Whyte could.
December 10th saw a huge night for heavyweight boxing with Joshua vs Molina and the packed undercard. Luis Ortiz vs Dave Allen was a huge fight in the heavyweight division. Ortiz threw combinations and carefully picked his oppurtunies to hit Allen, while Allen was more cautious and so he was caught off-guard a few times during the fight. Ortiz caused the ref to stop the fight with The White Rhino in round 7 after seeing he was seriously hurt.
Dillian Whyte fought Dereck Chisora is what was a grudge match. The build was immense with an incident occurring during the gloves are off. Then during the press conference Chisora threw a table which was aimed at Whyte after Whyte apparently said death threats. The fight came and the pair both fought very well. The fight was what all boxing fans wanted to see: standing and trading. Both fighters threw heavy shots and both got hurt throughout the bout. The fight went the full 12 rounds and Whyte won by split decision. The fight was insane, all boxing fans want to see a good fight with huge punches being thrown and that is exactly what happened.
Then came the main event: Anthony Joshua vs Eric Molina. In the build up to this whole card, some boxing fans said that Chisora vs Whyte is the real main event and it is only because it is Joshua defending his title that he is the main fight. Joshua was all over Molina from the first bell, he threw heavy shots and Molina did not return with many punches. This was a mismatch and I think Molina wasn’t a good fight for Joshua to have before he faces Klitschko on April 29th 2017. One of the best parts of the evening of boxing was after the fight when Eddie Hearn asked Klitschko and his promoter to enter the ring. They then officially announced the fight between the pair for April 29th at Wembley Stadium. That fight will be great among other bouts in 2017.