Chisora didn’t win a round against Vitali on my scorecard
By Scott Gilfoid: I’ve watched the Dereck Chisora vs. WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko bout several times now and I frankly can’t give Chisora even one round in this fight. I bent over backwards trying to give the guy at one round, but he threw so few punches that actually landed that I couldn’t even give him one round. I got to tell the truth here – Chisora really stunk up the joint with his awful performance, missing shots 24/7, throwing few punches and just plodding around catching shots with his head.
Here’s my scores round by round:
Round 1 – Vitali
Round 2 – Vitali
Round 3 – Vitali
Round 4 – Vitali
Round 5 – Vitali [close but Vitali takes it]
Round 6 – Vitali
Round 7 – Vitali
Round 8 – Vitali
Round 9 – Vitali
Round 10 – Vitali
Round 11 – Vitali
Round 12 – Vitali [close but Vitali takes it]
The two rounds where I feel Chisora came close to winning was the 5th and the 12th, but even in those rounds, Vitali landed more shots and finished strong. Chisora came out fast in the 5th and it looked Vitali was either gassed or taking the round off. But Vitali came on big time in the last half of the round to take it.
I don’t know what the fuss is about this fight. Chisora may have not been knocked out because Vitali injured his left shoulder in the 4th round, but Vitali still dominated the entire fight and was never seriously troubled. Chisora fought his heart out but he couldn’t land any of his shots kept getting hit in the head. David Haye noticed that as well, saying “He gets hit too much.” I agree, Chisora does. He took so many hard right hands in this fight, and it’s a credit to him that he was able to take the shots. But that doesn’t mean that he deserved to win any rounds, because I saw none that he outperformed Vitali.
Chisora was able to land some big shots every now and then, but it was pretty rare and not to the point where he deserved to win any particular that I could think of.
After the fight Chisora was talking about how he would have won if he had more experience. Uh-uh. You give Chisora three more years of experience and you’ll likely see and older, slower, more hittable fighter than he is now. He’s the best he’ll ever be right now and he STILL couldn’t be a 40-year-old one-armed fighter. That’s pretty sad if you ask me.
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