World News – GB – Usyk vs Chisora: Tommy McCarthy wins European title with majority decision victory over Bilal Laggoune




Tommy McCarthy won the vacant European cruiserweight title after a fierce majority victory over Bilal Laggoune at Wembley Arena

The Belfast fighter continued his steady climb in the standings since last year’s loss to Richard Riakporhe, but was forced to work for a win over fiery Laggoune, with a judge scoring a draw 114- 114, while he received the verdict with scores of 116-112 and 116-113

In an animated first match, Laggoune attempted to force McCarthy over the back foot with a series of first straight hands

But McCarthy kept his cool, responding with crisp counters in the second, as he punched in body shots around the Belgian’s belt line in the third

Dropping his hands, McCarthy fired flashy punches in the fourth, then continued to shake Laggoune’s ribs in the fifth

As McCarthy escalated his assault on the sixth, the action was briefly interrupted as Laggoune asked the doctor to inspect an eye problem, and he showed other signs of distress while resisting punches. worst in the seventh

A looping left hand sent Laggoune into reverse in eighth, and he was sent staggering up the ropes in ninth, unleashing a fierce flurry of fire from McCarthy

But Laggoune showed his mettle in the final laps, pumping jabs and straight hands on the tiring McCarthy, who recovered well in the 12th, landing an eye-catching uppercut while sealing a points triumph

Watch Usyk vs Chisora ​​on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office, from 6 p.m. Book it via your Sky remote or book it online here Even if you are not a Sky TV subscriber, you can book and watch it here

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Tommy McCarthy, Oleksandr Usyk, Derek Chisora, European Boxing Union, Cruiserweight, Mairis Briedis

World News – GB – Usyk vs Chisora: Tommy McCarthy claims European title with a majority decision won Bilal Laggoune



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