A fantastic first round saw the home fighter dropped and Derbyshire suffer a cut above above right eye. With it all to do, Maphosa looked to get back to his boxing as the contest wore on.
Derbyshire however had other ideas and pressured his skilful opponent for most of the fight. Maphosa fought gamely but was constantly on the backfoot and was deducted a point for excessive used of the head.
Tyson Fury is probably the most high profile example in the sport, where a tough man admitted suffering to the extent where he considered suicide. This is a man who was supposedly on top of the world, yet reached a point where he wanted to end his life.
Average Matchroom/Sky Saturday Night Viewing Numbers: 176,795
Average Matchroom/Sky Friday/Sunday Viewing Numbers: 58,030
Average Queensberry/BT Saturday Viewing Numbers: 87,290
Average Queensberry/BT Friday Viewing Numbers: 15,050
With these very strong Saturday Night numbers from Matchroom, they have started to do shows only on Saturday and stopped doing Friday shows. It will be interesting to see if this 170,000+ average viewing number remains on DAZN.
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