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Mikael Lawal vs Isaac Chamberlain – Results & Post-Fight Report

Chamberlain Goes From Challenger To Champion In Punch Perfect Performance

Isaac Chamberlain became the new British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion, winning a dominant unanimous decision victory (119-111, 118-111, 118-111) against an undefeated champion in Mikael Lawal at the historic York Hall, Bethnal Green. Photo Credit: Boxxer / Lawrence Lustig.
Isaac Chamberlain became the new British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion, winning a dominant unanimous decision victory (119-111, 118-111, 118-111) against an undefeated champion in Mikael Lawal at the historic York Hall, Bethnal Green. Photo Credit: Boxxer / Lawrence Lustig.

Isaac Chamberlain took the British and vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight titles at the York Hall, as he comprehensively outpointed Mikael Lawal in a one-sided win.

The bill had been hastily moved to Bethnal Green from the O2 Arena, as Dan Azeez was forced to pull out of his meeting with Joshua Buatsi on fight week due to a back injury, but luckily the show went on without the original main event.

Chamberlain (16-1, KO8) had previously only lost out to WBO champions in Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith, while Lawal (17-1, KO11) was making the first defence of the Lonsdale Belt that he won by forcing David Jamieson to retire after eight rounds last November.

Chamberlain’s jab was superb from the opening bell, and that denied Lawal the chance to get his power punches off. Chamberlain continued to frustrate Lawal and the British champion was wobbled momentarily in the sixth as he was struggling to gain any momentum. Lawal had small success in the eighth landing with meaty blows, but Chamberlain had the answers, and Lawal was running out of answers and ideas going into the championship rounds. Lawal would continue to hunt, but Chamberlain would continue to jab and move, and that served him well all up until the final bell.


Chamberlain ran out a worthy winner and new champion by scores of 118-111 (twice) and 119-111.

Sam Gilley (17-1, KO8) became the new Commonwealth welterweight champion by outpointing Louis Greene (16-4, KO10) in an absorbing thriller. Gilley scored a knockdown in round five with a wicked left hand to the body, but Greene hurt Gilley several times during the contest, and battled hard all the way to the final bell. Gilly was crowned the new champion by scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112.


Karriss Artingstall (5-0, KO1) continued her professional education as she forced Vanessa Bradford (7-5-2, KO0) to retire after two rounds of their featherweight contest.


Joe Laws (14-2, KO5) breathed new life into his career, as he took a points win over eight rounds at super welterweight against Michael Hennessey Jr (11-2-1, KO2). Laws was deemed the winner by a 77-75 score from the referee.



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