On a night where Derek Chisora sensationally avenged his loss to Kubrat Pulev in a tremendous battle, six fights made up the undercard at the O2 Arena as we take a look at the stars of the undercard who raised the curtain in London.
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The chief support unfortunately would end prematurely. Israil Madrimov and Michel Soro would collide in a rematch, but this time it was a final eliminator for the WBA super welterweight title. The pair would get up close early but would get too close when a nasty cut opened over Soro's left eye from an unintentional head clash. This prompted the bout to be stopped on the doctor's advice at the midpoint of round three, resulting in a technical draw.
After an accidental clash of heads, #MadrimovSoro2 is waved off in round 3 ???? #ChisoraPulev2 pic.twitter.com/LXF6cfjdzE
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) July 9, 2022
Felix Cash's bout with Vaughn Alexander did not go ahead as Cash suffered a bout of illness. This led to fighters being elevated up the card. Caoimhin Agyarko moved down to super welterweight, as he would produce a composed performance to earn a comprehensive points decision over Lukasz Maciec to win the WBA international title.
Ramla Ali's journey continued as she would put on a superb performance to defeat Agustina Rojas with a shut-out points decision in her first eight-round fight. Solomon Dacres banked some valuable rounds, as he returned from injury to earn a shut-out points victory over Kevin Nicolas Espindola.
Fabio Wardley made light work of his late replacement of his opponent as he would stop Chris Healey in the second round, after dropping him in round one. Finally, Yousuf Ibrahim moved to 2-0 as he earned a shut-out points victory over Francisco Rodriguez.
? Fabio Wardley ended it early! #ChisoraPulev2 #DAZNRingside pic.twitter.com/WylOsLKCg9
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) July 9, 2022