Chisora not getting much credit for win over Malik Scott
By Scott Gilfoid: Referee Phil Edwards’ controversial stoppage of the Dereck Chisora vs. Malik Scott fight last night in the 6th round has left a sour taste in the mouth of many boxing fans, and it’s also had the end result of keeping the 29-year-old Chisora for getting the credit that he might otherwise have received.
Edwards stopped the fight at the count of 9 last Saturday night in the 6th, just as Scott was getting up after being knocked down. It looked like Edwards jumped ahead 1 number in his count and mistook 9 for being 10.
No one is perfect, but it definitely hurt Chisora because Scott wasn’t hurt at the time and he was taking a knee after having been brained by a rabbit punch to the back of the head, which Edwards should have seen and waived off the knockdown.
Chisora also appeared to nail Scott with a right hand while he was down on the canvas. That should have been a disqualification or at the very least a point deduction or warning given to Chisora. It wasn’t. Instead, the referee Edwards gave Scott the count and halted the fight at the count of 9 as he was getting to his feet.
It’s a big deal for Scott, because he wasn’t hurt and he was hit by a rabbit punch and then counted out at 9. You got to feel sorry for him. He trained like mad for the fight, traveled all the way to the UK, and then got nailed with a rabbit punch that shouldn’t have counted, hit while he was down on the canvas, then counted out at 9. Talk about your terrible ending.
I can just imagine nailing guy with a rabbit shot and then blasting him while he’s down and having the referee stop the count at 9. It’s pretty sad if you ask me. But it’s also sad for Chisora, because he wasn’t getting a lot of cheering from the fans who saw the fight, and the outcome kind failed to leave any real winner in the other, than Chisora winning on paper. He nailed rabbit punch, hit while he was down, and then the referee stops the fight at the count of 9. How do get credit for a win like that?
The best thing for Chisora to do would be to fight Scott again and prove that he’s the better man, but that’s not what Chisora is going to do. He’s moving on, as his promoter is talking about him fighting on September 21st against a big name. I guess it doesn’t matter that the knockout was controversial. They’re moving on anyway. Sad.
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