Senior Boxing Journalist @JamesDielhenn
Usyk fights Chisora in high-stakes heavyweight battle on October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office
Last Updated: 17/10/20 9:54pm
Joe Laws was knocked out and lost his unbeaten record in a disastrous fight against Rylan Charlton on Saturday night in Peterborough.
Fan-favourite Laws was sent crashing to the canvas three times in a three-round wipe-out.
Charlton hurt Laws with a body shot in the earliest exchange then floored him with a left hook in the opening round.
Laws never recovered – Charlton did major damage with the second knock-down then landed a massive uppercut which ended the fight in brutal fashion.
‘The Benwell Bomber’ Laws entered wearing his trademark Mexican attire and sporting a nine-fight perfect record but experienced the most punishing night of his short career against the ‘Pint Size Powerhouse’ Charlton.
Highly-touted amateur Ellie Scotney knocked down Bec Connolly, a 10-fight veteran who has boxed world title challenger Rachel Ball, and won her professional debut on points.
Kane Baker ended the undefeated record of Tony Bellew’s protege Shack Speare with a workmanlike performance that earned a points verdict.
Thomas Patrick Ward clung onto his 30-fight unbeaten record with a split-decision draw against Thomas Essomba, after suffering a terrible cut.
An accidental clash of heads in the seventh round meant the fight was stopped before the ninth and headed to the judges’ scorecards.
Each boxer edged one scorecard and the third couldn’t separate them so a bloodied Ward narrowly avoided a major upset.
Sky Sports schedule
Usyk vs Chisora – Oct 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office
Oleksandr Usyk vs Derek Chisora
Lee Selby vs George Kambosos Jr
Dave Allen vs Christian Hammer
Tommy McCarthy vs Bilal Laggoune
Amy Timlin vs Carly Skelly
Taylor vs Gutierrez – Nov 14, live on Sky Sports
Katie Taylor vs Miriam Gutierrez
Terri Harper vs Katharina Thanderz
Rachel Ball vs Ebanie Bridges
Jamie Cox vs Jack Cullen
John Docherty vs Jack Arnfield
Povetkin vs Whyte 2 – Nov 21, live on Sky Sports Box Office
Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte
Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella
Chris Billam-Smith vs Deion Jumah