Dereck Chisora's KO win over Malik Scott tainted by ref's quick count

Scott Heavey

Malik Scott got counted out against Dereck Chisora despite being back on his feet by the count of 9. Watch the final moments of the bout here.

Controversial UK Heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora notched another KO win yesterday over Malik Scott but controversy over the quick count by the ref is clouding Chisora's celebration.

Here's the final moments of the fight. Gif by Zombie Prophet.

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Bad Left Hook has complete coverage of fight:

Dereck Chisora got back into the win column today at Wembley Arena, but it was not without controversy. Malik Scott went down on a right hand in the sixth round, and as he rose to his feet at the count of nine, the referee counted him out, though Scott had clearly beaten the count and was ready to continue.

After the fight, it needs to be noted, Scott (35-1-1, 12 KO) said that he knows he beat the count, but he was down legitimately, he did intend to fight on as he got up, and that the referee did get it wrong, but he's not making it about the count. He congratulated Chisora (17-4, 11 KO) on his win, and simply said that he hopes to get a rematch.

The fight itself wasn't much to look at, as Scott played his usual spoiler role and Chisora just kept bulling forward. The styles didn't really mesh for anything particularly entertaining, but it had been interesting at least, and the outcome was still in doubt. BLH had Scott up 48-47 after five rounds, but Chisora was doing a pretty good job pressuring, and Scott could easily have been down by the same score, too.

What do you think? Just relieved that boxing is having a scandal instead of MMA?


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