Dereck Chisora’s fight against Malik Scott could be the decisive bout in the Brit’s career.
Chisora (16-4-0) is 8/11 against the undefeated American and while some corners have casted doubt over the Brit’s ability, especially with three consecutive losses on his record, they should not lose sight of what an impressive prospect Chisora was.
’Del Boy’ was 14-0-0 and had racked up impressive knockouts over Danny Williams, Sam Sexton and Carl Baker.
An out of shape and out of sorts Chisora then lost to Tyson Fury in what all in all was a terrible fight. The Finchley man seemed to go off the rails somewhat after that, losing against Robert Helenius, Vitali Klitschko and David Haye in sucession.
All three bouts were shrouded in controversy, and as such many have lost site of the performances. Helenius was gifted a split decision on home soil in a fight which Chisora got on the inside and was the far more active of the two fighters.
Against Klitschko there was no doubt the Ukranian was the winner, but Chisora performed with credit and went the distance where many would have been stopped, evidencing his granite chin. David Haye did manage to get him out of there, but Chisora landed heavy hands of his own and again the quality of the opponent is not up for debate.
Scott (35-0-1) is 11/10 to win the fight and represents one of America’s high-hopes in the heavyweight division along with Deontay Wilder. The undefeated Philadelphia man’s record speaks for itself, but this is a huge step up in class.
With only 12 knockouts to his name, it is unlikely that he posesses the power to dispose the durable Chisora and a draw in his last fight against his first non-domestic opponent does not bode well.
The American has also tried to embroil the hot-headed Brit in a war of words prior to the bout, but Chisora has avoided becoming involved in any side-shows.
It bodes well for the patriotic bettor that this is the case and this new calm and collected looking fighter could finally get back to the pinnacles of world boxing.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.