Saturday, 20 July 2013

Chisora Wins In Count Controversy

By Bobby Hunter

Dereck Chisora with one huge overhand right hand salvaged his heavyweight career by stopping previously unbeaten American Malik Scott at the Wembley Arena last night. The fight ended in controversy though as Scott misjudged Referee's Phil Edwards count by rising to late therefore losing the fight by KO. The American didn't look that bothered when the fight was over although his corner team went crazy.

Scott from Philadelphia had started the fight well by using his superior footwork to avoid most of Chisora's bombs. Chisora was getting close to Scott but was not letting his shots go as the American simply tied him up. Many before hand had predicted Scott winning the early rounds before Chisora would come on late looking for stoppage. After three rounds it certainly followed that plan as Chisora was limited to landing the odd combination to the body whilst Scott would catch the Brit with some hard right uppercuts as he shuffled his way in. Round four saw a change in the action as it was Chisora now landing more by trapping Scott on the ropes. Scott couldn't really escape the pressure as he was forced to cover up as Chisora rushed him then battered away.

In the fifth Scott returned to sharp footwork that had worked so well for him earlier in the fight. The jab was landing more and you could see he was trying to time Chisora with the big right hand. Chisora had dropped his intensity which had won him the fourth and on my card was two rounds down. 

The sixth started with the pressure being applied by Chisora again. Scott looked as if he was tiring, not a major worry  but his punch output dropped as again and again he was forced to take shots on the ropes as Chisora bullied him around. The end came very suddenly as Scott got trapped on the ropes and Chisora detonated that huge over hand right that caught Scott high on the side of the head. It didn't look at huge shot but down went Scott. Referee Edwards took up the count, Scott remained on one knee until the count reached nine. He then stood up to continue to fight, BUT the fight was over. Scott had been counted out. It was a terrible misjudgement by the American as Chisora began to celebrate. Team Scott went crazy although Scott himself didn't look that bothered, even in his post fight interview on Boxnation TV the American seemed calm and not that angry at the referee or losing his unbeaten record.

Dereck "Del Boy" Chisora will now fight on September 21st according to Promoter/Manager Frank Warren probably defending his newly acquired WBO International Heavyweight title. A rematch with Scott was mentioned by Warren but it wont take place in Chisora's immediate future.

Below is my scorecard along with all the Press scored i was able to collect for this fight.

Round 1.... 10-10 Draw

Round 2.... 10-9  Scott
Round 3.... 10-9  Scott
Round 4.... 9-10  Chisora
Round 5.... 10-9  Scott

TOTAL : 49-47 Scott at the time of stoppage


Press Scores

Kasim - (UKFighthype) : 48-47 Scott

Fight Ghost : 49-46 Scott

Alex Morris - (BoxingAsylum) : 48-47 Scott

Adam Abramowitz - (SNBoxing) : 48-47 Scott

Tommy Allan - (BoxingAsylum) : 48-47 Scott

Wolfgang Schiffbauer - (Sturm-Boxpromotion) : 48-47 Scott

Danny Flexen - (Boxing News) : 48-47 Scott

BoxingOpinions : 48-47 Scott

ATR Boxing Tipster : 49-47 Scott

Scott Christ - (Badlefthook) : 48-47 Scott

Phil D Jay - (WorldBoxingNews) : 49-46 Scott

Daniel Vano - (Checkhookboxing) : 48-47 Scott

Victor M Salazar - (Thaboxingvoice) : 48-47 Scott

FightersRated : 49-48 Scott

John Evans - (Livefight) : 48-47 Scott

Beau Denison - (SportsPageMagazine) : 48-47 Scott

Andy Paterson - (BoxingAsylum) : 48-47 Scott

Boxbet : 49-46 Scott

Corey Quincy - (BLBoxing) : **48-47 Chisora**

Lyle Fitzsimmons - (Boxingscene) : 48-47 Scott

Darren Velasco - (FightDomain) :  48-47 Scott

Ryan Bivins - (SweetBoxing) : *48-48 DRAW*

Saturday, 13 July 2013

One Hit Wonder - Derry Snatches The Title

By Bobby Hunter

Trailing on points, severely winded and being totally out boxed. Derry Mathews rescued his career AGAIN by stopping home town favourite Tommy Coyle in the tenth round to win the vacant Commonwealth Lightweight title. The lively Hull crowd packed into the Craven Park Stadium hoping to roar Coyle to victory and for nine rounds it had looked like the younger, fresher man was going to give the fans their wish and he totally baffled his more experienced opponent. Mathews then unloaded one big left hook after a clinch to silence the crowd and leave a dejected Coyle to wonder how he had thrown away what had looked like a certain victory.

In the first few rounds it was plain to see what Coyle's tactics would be. At 23 he was six years younger than Mathews but more importantly a hell of a lot quicker than the man from Liverpool. Coyle easily darted in and out of range early in the fight landing flurry after flurry. Mathews chased Coyle around the ring but he had no answer for the Hull man's movement and quick attacks to the body. Mathews probably nicked round 3 as Coyle slowed down just a little. Mathews began to land his jab followed by a few hurtful right hands. Coyle again took charge in the middle rounds. The jab was now keeping Mathews at bay as the Liverpool man plodded after Coyle, Mathews was also being caught with a slashing right hand by Coyle, similar to the right hand Ricky Burns the WBO 135lb champion throws. The more experienced Mathews just could not get into the fight.

The trend continued in rounds seven and eight where Mathews was having some success but was simply being over powered in punch connects by Coyle. For every decent punch Mathew was landing, Coyle was landing two, maybe three. One of the impressive attributes that Coyle was showing was his head movement on the ropes. Mathews would keep the pressure on for most of the fight sometimes trapping Coyle on the ropes but he rarely landed. Coyle's jack in a box movement was driving Mathews crazy. Derry just couldn't let the combinations go.

Coyle looked to have the fight tied up in the ninth as Mathews seemed to be losing steam fast. Body shots rained in on the former British champion as it was now his turn to be pushed against the ropes. The end looked near although not in the way many expected as under pressure and taking punches Mathews unleashed a massive left hook that caught Coyle high on the head and slammed him to the canvas. The crowd fell silent as Referee Phil Edwards gave the Hull man an eight count. Coyle looked shaky so Edwards called the fight off to the obvious delight of Mathews.

The Warrior from Liverpool had came back again when defeat looked likely. Mathews can now look forward to more paydays defending his newly acquired Commonwealth crown although he did offer Coyle a rematch if he wanted it. Coyle who was in complete shock as he was well ahead on the cards said he would love the rematch but was visibly upset when giving his interview to Sky TV.

Rocky Lives.

Below is my scorecard along with the press and fan scores i was able to collect for this fight.

Round 1.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 2.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 3.... 9-10 Mathews
Round 4.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 5.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 6.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 7.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 8.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 9.... 10-9 Coyle

TOTAL : 89-82 Coyle at the time of stoppage.


Press and Fan Scores

Phil D Jay - (WorldBoxingNews) 88-83 Coyle

Kasim - (UKFighthype) 88-83 Coyle

Shaun Brown - (Boxing-Monthly) 87-84 Coyle

Danny Flexen - (Boxing news) 89-82 Coyle

BoxingOpinions - 89-83 Coyle

Scott Smith - (UKFighthype) 89-82 Coyle

Matt Digi - (BoxingAsylum) 88-83 Coyle

FightersRated - 88-83 Coyle

ATR Boxing Tipster - 88-83 Coyle - 88-83 Coyle

Alex Morris - (BoxingAsylum) 89-82 Coyle

Paul Daley - ( TopClassBoxing) 88-83 Coyle