British fighter Mark Chamberlain delivers brutal right hook to knock Joshua Wahab out in ROUND ONE of their WBC silver lightweight championship fight

  • Mark Chamberlain was crowned the WBC silver lightweight champion
  • He knocked out Joshua Wahab in Round One of their bout in Saudi Arabia
  • After the bout the British fighter insisted that he wanted to ‘keep winning’  

Mark Chamberlain delivered an emphatic performance to knock out Joshua Wahab in the first round of their WBC silver lightweight championship bout on Saturday evening. 

The sensational knock out victory sees Chamberlain, 25, claim the vacant WBC silver lightweight championship belt, having knocked his opponent to the canvas twice in the fight. 

With 45 seconds left on the clock, Wahab stepped forward and left himself exposed, swinging for his British opponent with his left arm. 

Chamberlain saw the move coming, shifted to his left and produced a crushing jab to his opponent’s face, sending him to the floor. Wahab was able to continue but the British southpaw saw his opportunity to take the victory. 

He pressed again on the Nigerian fighter, pushing him into the corner, before unloading a fury of punches which Wahab could do little to defend himself against. Chamberlain delivered a brutal right hand to Wahab’s head, seeming to daze the 26-year-old, before catching him again with another right hook, sending his opponent to the floor.

Chamberlain, who hails from Portsmouth and remains unbeaten after tonight, is quite aptly named ‘Thunder’ and he certainly lived up to that nickname tonight. 

He has now extended his fight record to 16-0-0 and was greeted by his promoter, Frank Warren inside the ring after the fight. 

‘I thought I was in for a hard night, but look what I have just done in the first round,’ Chamberlain said to TNT Sports Box Office. 

‘Thank you to his excellency (Turki Alalshikh) and Frank Warren, this is changing my life.’

This is the second time the 25-year-old has fought in Saudi Arabia, having claimed the formerly vacant WBA inter-continental lightweight title with a TKO victory against Gavin Gwynne on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s fight against Francis Ngannou last year. 

Speaking on his victory, Chamberlain added: ‘He [Wahab] was out on his feet, I then thought I had to be a bit wary, but the second [punch] blew him away. 

‘I hope to be back in Riyadh to keep pushing on and pleasing. I want to keep winning.’