Rapid Reaction: David Haye Scores 5th-Round KO over Dereck Chisora

Ralph LongoAnalyst IIIDecember 3, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12:  David Haye (left) and Dereck Chisora eyeball each other as Haye's trainer Adam Booth (centre) looks on during the Weigh-In at The Odeon Leicester Square on July 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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A few moments ago, live from London, David Haye scored a very impressive fifth-round KO over tough challenger Dereck Chisora. Haye knocked Chisora down once late in the round, only for Chisora to get up but get knocked down again shortly thereafter, forcing referee Luis Pabon to stop the fight. 

Throughout the fight, Haye appeared to be very sharp and was landing lots of punches, as well as throwing lots of punches. It was a far cry from the Haye we saw last year against Wladimir Klitschko, a fight in which the Londoner put on a less than impressive performance.

Haye put his punches together extremely well and beat Chisora in much more impressive fashion than Vitali Klitschko did last year against Chisora, as well as doing so in rather exciting fashion, reminiscent of his cruiserweight title days.

This could possibly set up a fight for Haye against the elder Klitschko later this year, or perhaps in 2013. 

So, overall, it was a very impressive performance by Haye, and one that will likely put him right back on the map of contention and hopefully lead to another heavyweight title shot. 


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