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Chisora earns stoppage win over Pala

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Dereck Chisora wants to move on to bigger and better things after defeating Ondrej Pala © Getty Images
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Dereck Chisora has called for tougher opponents after stopping Ondrej Pala in the third round of their heavyweight bout at London's Copper Box Arena.

Victory saw 'Del Boy' defend his WBO international title and claim the vacant WBA international belt, while it also proved to be his fourth stoppage win in 2013.

The referee was forced to put a stop to the fight when heavy hits from Chisora had Pala turning his back on the Brit. However, it did not prove to be a straight walkover - Pala hurt Chisora with a big left hand in the second round.

However, the 29-year-old recovered before unleashing punishment on the Czech - and has now set his sights on a bigger prize.

"Fair play to the guy - he hit me with some good shots, but he didn't hurt me," Chisora said. "I want a big opponent, someone who can test me, and that's what we're pushing for now.

"It's all about getting into the right position to fight for those titles. I've just got to keep fighting and keep winning."

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