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Dereck Chisora Scores Controversial Sixth Round Stoppage Win over Malik Scott

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 20:  Dereck Chisora of England celebrates his victory over Malik Scott of USA during their Vacant WBO International Heavyweight Championship bout at Wembley Arena on July 20, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Kevin McRaeFeatured Columnist IVOctober 29, 2016

Dereck Chisora needed a victory to keep his career afloat and he got it.

But it didn't come without a fair amount of controversy. 

Chisora (17-4, 11 KO) knocked out Malik Scott (35-1-1, 12 KO) in the sixth round of their contest at Wembley Arena in London, England, Saturday night. It was a glancing overhand right near the ropes that did the damage and ultimately ended the fight.

Scott appeared to rise before the referee completed his count, but the contest was waved off anyway prompting huge protests from the American's corner.

It was a stunning ending to a fight that featured two fighters badly in need of victories to keep their names in the heavyweight mix. It's obviously a huge victory for Chisora, and a huge disappointment for Scott who, to his credit, did not complain about the ending after the fight. 

 

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