Michael McKinson Defeats Dillian Whyte’s Fighter Chris Kongo to Win the WBO Global Welterweight Title

Published 03/27/2021, 3:56 PM EDT


The WBO global welterweight clash between the champ Chris Kongo and Michael McKinson stayed true to its hype. The duo engaged in a sheer tussle and rolled out a classic entertainer for the fans. But the underdog, Michael McKinson, came out on top in this fight and claimed a unanimous decision win.

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Kongo dictated the pace of the fight as he kept McKinson in control and landed substantial jabs and combinations. He targeted his opponent’s face from the beginning and remained fairly successful in it.

But McKinson grabbed pace later and gave the champ a stern test. He reverted with fiery shots and landed cosmic hits to stun the latter. He took control of the ring and didn’t let Kongo get over him. McKinson showcased enough intent and abilities to win and got the win in style.

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With this win, ‘The Problem’ improved to 20-0 and even won the WBO global welterweight title.

As the fight began, many expected the favorite, Kongo, to demolish the underdog, but he did not showcase all his prowess in the initial rounds. And as he prepared to land big shots, McKinson restricted him with continuous jabs to the face and body.

Many felt that the duo gave their best shot and it would be a tough decision for the judges. But they made it clear on the winner and gave Michael McKinson an abrupt win.

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Should there be an immediate rematch between Michael McKinson and Chris Kongo?

Both the pugilists fought their hearts out in this fight. Moreover, this bout proved to be a classic entertainer on this exuberant undercard.

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Post-fight, Chris Kongo asserted on booking a rematch with McKinson and settling it once for all. The duo traded enough punches with each other in this encounter, and a rematch will prove to be an absolute blinder.

It will be interesting to see how things play out for both these fighters in the coming few months.

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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate McKinson’s performance?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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