Dereck Chisora stops Edmund Gerber to win European title
Britain's Dereck Chisora won the vacant European heavyweight title with a fifth-round stoppage of Germany's Edmund Gerber at London's Copper Box.
The 29-year-old, who harbours hopes of another world title shot, drew blood from Gerber in the third round.
Chisora wins European heavyweight title after stopping Gerber at the Copper Box
By Martin Domin - dailymail.co.uk
Dereck Chisora finally got his hands on the European heavyweight title by stopping German Edmund Gerber at the Copper Box Arena in London.
Euro win: Dereck Chisora won the European heavyweight title
Title: Del Boy beat Edmund Gerber at the Copper Box
Both men were content to fight on the inside in the opening round but it was Chisora who made the more aggressive start. The Londoner had particular success with the uppercut and he had Gerber under pressure in the final minute.
Stoppage: The referee stopped the fight after a dominant performance from the Londoner
Just as he looked to be in for a comfortable night however, Chisora was rocked by a straight right which sent him staggering back to the ropes. He circled the ring for a good 60 seconds to allow his head to clear before finishing the fourth round strongly.
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