O2 Arena, London - On Saturday night, heavyweight veteran Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) stopped his streak of defeats to win a hard-fought twelve round split decision over Kubrat Pulev (29-3, 14 KOs).

The scores were 116-112 for Pulev, 116-112 for Chisora and 116-114 for Chisora.

Their fight was a rematch of a contest which took place six years ago, with Pulev winning a close twelve round split decision.

Entering the fight, Chisora was riding a three fight losing streak with decision losses to Oleksandr Usyk and Joseph Parker, twice.

Chisora was overwhelmed to get the win, after losing several close decisions over the years where some observers felt he did enough to get the nod.

As far as the future, the London fan favorite would like to face former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

"I last won a fight three years ago… I'm happy today but at the same time I'm sad. I don't have many left in me but what I do have I will give my all to you guys. I don't have many left, so my next couple of fights... I'm on my way out," Chisora said.

"I don't want no easy fights, I want the hard fights. I told Eddie Hearn the other day, if he can get me the Bronze Bomber I'll be happy. I want to fight everybody in my era. Win or lose, I just want to fight.

"I needed a win, I've lost so many fights on the road. What a great way to win it, I'm buzzing right now, you don't understand. It feels great to be a winner."

Wilder has been out of the ring since last October, when he suffered a knockout loss in the eleventh round of a trilogy fight with current WBC champion Tyson Fury. Wilder's boxing future has not been determined.