Isaac Chamberlain blasts out Dilan Prasovic, scores first-round knockout
British cruiserweight Isaac Chamberlain scored an impressive first-round knockout over Dilan Prasovic at the National Sports Center in Crystal Palace, London on Friday. The bout was scheduled for 10 rounds.
Chamberlain (14-1, 8 KOs) struggled a touch with his timing in the opening minute or so and was tagged by a brace of counter left hooks but he soon made a target of the body. The visitor from Montenegro was visibly hurt by one or two big rights to the mid-section and immediately tried to buy time and distance. However, the home fighter sensed weakness and went through the gears, closing out with a well-placed left hook to the body.
Referee Bob Williams counted Prasovic out at 2:58.
“He caught me with a left hook and I thought, I need to take this guy out because this is a fight,” said Chamberlain during his post-fight interview with Channel 5 in the U.K. “He’s been at the world level, so I had to be switched on and I’m so glad I got it done in emphatic fashion.”
Chamberlain’s lone setback came on points, in 2018, to countryman Lawrence Okolie, who has since captured the WBO 200-pound title. In his previous outing, Prasovic (15-2, 12 KOs) was blasted out by Okolie in three rounds.
The 27-year-old Chamberlain, who hails from Brixton in London, called out Jack Massey and hopes to be more active in 2022.
Tom Gray is Managing Editor for Ring Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing
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