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Dereck Chisora vs Artur Szpilka result: Brit destroys Pole in two rounds to breathe fresh life into career and move closer to Joseph Parker fight

Jack Rathborn

Dereck Chisora obliterated Artur Szpilka with a stunning second round knockout that left the Pole unconscious while standing.

The cult hero breathed fresh life into his career as a serious threat at the top of a packed heavyweight division.

The Brit, 35, who continues his renaissance since being abruptly stopped by Dillian Whyte last year, rushed out at his opponent like a bull from the first bell.

But a cautious Szpilka avoided the a barrage of shots momentarily, allowing Chisora to deliver a wink to a friend spotted at ringside.

Lapping up the adulation at a packed O2 arena, Chisora responded in the perfect fashion: clubbing Szpilka in the second, who briefly dipped his legs, before remaining upright against the ropes.

Eager to seize a highlight knockout, Chisora erased the former world title challenger with a couple of vicious hooks before the belated arrival of the referee.

Launching himself atop of the ropes in celebration, Chisora senses glory in the twilight of a fascinating and gripping career and is now eager to mix it wit former world champion Joseph Parker.

“I’m 35, I still feel like I’m 16,” Chisora told Sky Sports. “I still want to fight in the big fights.

“As long as the British people support me like this, I’ll continue to fight.

“I like a fight, I love it, I can’t get enough of it. We want to try get Joseph Parker here. I’m looking forward to it.”