Chisora floors Williams

Derek 'Del Boy' Chisora scored a huge knockout victory over Danny Williams to win the British heavyweight title as 'Hammer Time' stepped up a notch at the Boleyn Ground.

With FA Cup-winner Joe Cole and West Ham United stars Mark Noble and James Tomkins watching on, Chisora floored veteran Williams twice in the second round to win his first professional belt.

The fast-talking 26-year-old was as good as his word, living up to his pre-fight prediction that he would send his 36-year-old opponent into retirement on the back of a crushing defeat.

The unbeaten Finchley-based fighter, now 13-0, floored the childhood West Ham fan with a left hook before finishing the bout with a flurry of punches one minute and 41 seconds into the second round.

It was a disappointing end for Williams ( 41-9-1), who knocked out Mike Tyson in July 2004 and unsuccessfully challenged Ukrainian giant Vitali Klitschko for the WBC world heavyweight crown in Las Vegas six months later.

For Zimbabwean-born Chisora, victory added the British heavyweight title to the ABA super-heavyweight championship he won in his days as a successful amateur.

Canning Town-based light-middleweight Freddie Turner kept up the pace with a convincing four-round points victory over Romford's Duncan Cottier.

With 2008 Olympic middleweight gold medalist James DeGale to challenge for his first professional title - the vacant WBA International super-middleweight championship against Sam Horton, the crowd inside the Boleyn Ground grew to around 17,000 fans on a still, warm East End evening.

Many of those inside joined in a chorus of 'Bubbles' ahead of DeGale's entrance to the ring.

The 'Hammer Time' show, promoted by Frank Warren, will end with Dagenham's West Ham-supporting Kevin 'The Hammer' Mitchell challenging Australian Michael 'The Gladiator' Katsidis for the Interim WBO world lightweight championship.