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Dereck Chisora has admitted he is looking to line up a rematch with fellow British heavyweight Tyson Fury after taking care of American veteran Kevin Johnson in east London on Saturday night.
Chisora headed into the bout on the back of four successive wins but took a while to get going in his defence of his WBO and WBA International titles, but knocked Johnson to the canvas in the fifth round.
The American used all his experience to get back into the contest and he was arguably finishing the stronger of the two, although the judges had no doubt who the winner was as Chisora recorded a unanimous
118-109 118-110 118-109 victory.
Fury had also been in action for the first time in 10 months, with his heavy hitting ultimately proving too strong for Joey Abell as the Mancunian recorded a fourth-round stoppage win.
Fury had been keen to entertain the crowd during his win and having knocked Abell down in the third round of what turned out to be something of a brawl, the referee had no alternative but to end the contest when Abell was felled twice more in the next.
Chisora appears unconcerned about the power of Fury and is determined to avenge his points defeat from 2011, although he wants to get another fight in first.
“I want to fight [Russian heavyweight] Alexander Povetkin in Moscow, then in the summer me and Tyson should get it on,” Chisora said.
On the undercard, Bradley Skeete unanimously out-pointed Christophe Sebire to claim the vacant WBA intercontinental title, while Frank Buglioni successfully defended his WBO European super-middleweight belt over Gaetano Nespro.