A lightweight Chisora – weighing in at under 17st after admitting that he’d cut out eating packets of biscuits – showed real discipline as he limited German Gerber to very few shots throughout the bout.
Taking each of the opening four rounds, Del Boy showcased his array of effective punches and was able to vary his pace – something the one-dimensional, one-paced Gerber was unable to do.
The only minor blip in what was a consummate performance came when the Brit backed off and allowed his opponent to get on the front foot during the third round. Attempting to keep Gerber at bay with his jab, Chisora was caught with a big right jab that had him wobbling.
Playing up to the crowd and wanting to show Gerber that the punch wasn’t as successful as it looked, Chisora opted to dance around the ring with his arms aloft – though the more astute boxing fan could tell that the home-favourite was retreating in order to regain his composure.
In fairness, Del Boy never really looked in any danger and completed the victory with less than 30 seconds left in round five.
A hefty left hook to the side of Gerber’s head had the German on the ropes and that was when Chisora went in for the kill. A flurry of body shots that failed to yield a response was enough for the referee to jump between the two and end the bout.