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Dillian Whyte decisions Dereck Chisora – Results

By Scott Gilfoid: #10 WBC heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) won a 12 round split decision win over #11 WBC Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) in their WBC heavyweight title eliminator bout at the Manchester Arena in Manchcester, England.

The judges scored the fight 115-113, 115-114 for Whyte, and 115-113 for Chisora. Boxing News 24 scored the fight 9 rounds to 3 in favor of Chisora.

I wouldn’t call this a blatant robbery. I just think it was bad scoring by the three judges. I don’t know how you couldn’t give Chisora the win based on the pressure and the major shots that he was landing in the fight. Whyte was getting smashed by Chisora in the fight, and I had it a pretty one-sided fight at the end, even though many of the rounds were fairly close.

Whyte was hurt a number of times in the fight by Chisora in the 8th, 10th and 12th rounds. On two occasions in the 12th, Whyte was knocked off balance by Chisora after getting nailed with huge shots to the head.

I had Chisora winning the first five rounds of the match, as Whyte was getting outworked by his body shots. The pressure that Chisora was putting on Whyte was unrelenting. I don’t know what fight the three judges were watching, but it definitely wasn;’t the one that I saw.

Where Chisora might have gone wrong in the fight was in choosing to rest against the ropes in many of the rounds in the second half of the fight. It looked like Chisora was tired, and it made it easy for Whyte to land his jabs and power shots. I still had Chisora winning most of the rounds in the second half of the match, but the judges obviously were impressed with Whyte.

This was one of the more exciting fights I’ve seen in the heavyweight division in quite some time. If nothing else, I’d like to see Whyte and Chisora do it again at some point.

The win for Whyte, 28, makes him the mandatory challenger for the talented WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Whyte might not get a crack against Wilder until late 2017 if not 2018. I don’t see Whyte doing well at all against Deontay, because he doesn’t have the reach and he’s defenseless to a right hand. If you let Deontay hit you with right hands, you’re not going to last long against him.

I don’t know where Chisora goes from here. It’s got to be disappointing for him to lose like this. He was recently beaten by Kubrat Pulev in a much more one-sided fight than tonight’s match. Whyte didn’t look nearly as good as Pulev did in his fight against Chisora.

The boxing fans got a great fight at the Manchester Arena. I can only hope that the Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina main event will be half as good as the Chisora vs. Whyte fight.

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