Chisora pumelled in fifth round

David Haye produced an explosive fifth-round stoppage of Zimbabwean born British heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora to win a thrilling grudge match that had boxing fans on their feet as long as it lasted.

Dereck Chisora.
Dereck Chisora.

Chisora was knocked down twice in the fifth round forcing referee Luis Pabon to stop the fight despite the fact that it appeared Chisora was ready to continue after the referee had counted up to eight after Chisora had been sent to the canvas for the second time in the same round.

Sporting white shorts and a white jacket that had Zimbabwean flags prominent everywhere, Chisora who also wore a t-shirt that read, ‘Africa is the future,’gave it all in the ring and nearly sent Haye to the canvas with a left hook in the third round.

Although Chisora was more on the offensive landing big shots, it was Haye’s greater hand-speed that was more dominant from the outset as he won every round before finishing off the fight in the fifth.

Haye who had retired from boxing was forced back into the ring to settle matters with his British rival and the win saw him take away the World Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Association International heavyweight titles, and immediately declared he was back to fight again.

Chisora whose career record has fallen to four defeats in 16 fights will rue the chance gone by as promoter Frank Warren had won him a challenge against World Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Association champion Wladmiri Klitschko for his two world titles had he beaten Haye.

Instead, it is Haye who has benefitted greatly as he has now challenged the other of the Klitschko brothers Vitali, for his World Boxing Council title.

The fight between Chisora and Haye which came as a result of a brawl between the two at a Press Conference in Munich after Chisora’s defeat to Vitali had a huge spectator value even attracting two of Britain’s most famous sportspersons tennis player Andy Murray and snooker world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan who were among the enthusiastic crowd.

With both fighters not licensed by the British Boxing Board of Control, promoter Frank Warren had to use a European law loop hole to get the fight sanctioned by Luxembourg’s boxing authority while still allowing the fight to be held in Britain.

The two boxers are smiling all the way to the bank, but boxing fans were not short changed either for the boxers put up a show worth the money.

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