It was a hugely impressive blow from Whyte though and he will now be eyeing a clash with Anthony Joshua in April.
Joshua has gone on to own the WBA, IBF and WBO titles, and his priority next year is lining up fights against WBC champion Deontay Wilder or former world champion Tyson Fury. At one stage on Sunday morning, Whyte proposed a fight with his promoter at Wembley. Joshua wants to be undisputed; if he can't get that, then he looks at Fury and Dillian.
"If there's anyone that deserves a title shot it's Dillian Whyte".
Whyte just wants to get something sorted out quickly. "Because I showed him some respect", said a clearly-annoyed Joshua. "My career needs to progress".
"I told him, 'Look, I knocked you out clean when we fought but I said let's forget about that because we've both developed, so let's prove who's the better fighter now'".
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'The guy (Joshua) makes a lot of money and has the belts, so I don't think he cares (what the public thinks). He's the man at the moment. "I'm sure Eddie doesn't want the golden egg to get cracked". "They can train for it as much as they want".
Whyte capitalised on an opening to land a short, sharp left that landed flush on Chisora's chin, allowing the 30-year-old to settle the rivalry in style with an 18th knockout in 26 bouts.
Chisora, 34, had gone into the fight with a 29-8-0 win-loss-draws record, but had claimed that he was fitter this time around - with David Haye in his corner - as he prepared for another clash with Whyte, who had lost only one of his previous 25 professional bouts. You just keep going. It's not like I had a bad loss or it was a c****y fight. I was in great shape.
Fighting for the first time since curiously appointing David Haye as his manager and at a lighter 247lbs, the same as his opponent, he had perhaps undermined his punch resistance for a contest that was expected to be exceptionally physical.
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