Chisora: Malik Scott will be tougher than Deontay Wilder would have been
By Scott Gilfoid: Dereck Chisora (16-4, 10 KO’s) dodged a real bullet when heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) couldn’t make it over to the UK to fight him due to some legal problems hanging over his head.
Chisora was facing almost certain loss with the Wilder fight given how powerful the American puncher is. But now that Deontay is out of the picture, Chisora has less threatening foe in unbeaten Malik Scott (35-0-1, 12 KO’s) ahead of him on July 20th at the Wembley Arena, in London, UK.
However, it’s still a fight I see Chisora losing’; the only difference is with how he’s going to lose the fight. It probably won’t be by a knockout this time because Scott isn’t a huge puncher, but he’s going to box circles around Chisora and he may just yet score a knockout if he can wear Chisora down to the point where he falls over from sheer exhaustions.
In looking at how tired and slow Chisora looked in his last fight against Hector Alfredo Avila last month, I wouldn’t be surprised if Chisora did get stopped due to fatigue.
Chisora said to Sky Sports News “Don Charles [trainer] and I have seen some footage of him [Scott] fighting and he’s good. This will be a tougher fighter than Wilder, but I’m going to beat him up.”
The Deontay would likely be over quickly for Chisora.
If the small, 210 pound David Haye was able to get Chisora out in five one-sided rounds in 2012, I can see Deontay knocking Chisora out in one round. That wouldn’t have been much of a fight to be honest because Chisora would have made a mistake of using his Joe Frazier like fighting style and walking straight into one of Deontay’s big right hands.
The shot would have either stunned Chisora to the point where he was out on his feet and easy pickings for Deontay to finish off, or he’d be knocked cold and the fight would be over. Either way, there wouldn’t be much suffering from Chisora.
Deontay would end the fight quickly. It’s just too bad the fight didn’t happen and probably never will. If Chisora can’t come to the U.S to fight Deontay, and if Deontay can’t travel to the UK to make the fight, then it’s not going to take place.
It’s definitely never going to take place if Chisora can’t beat Scott in July. Deontay isn’t going to waste time trying to fight a guy that was beaten by his friend Malik Scott. He doesn’t want sloppy seconds on beating Chisora.