Agit Kabayel vs Dereck Chisora
Dereck Chisora, at 33, fights for a European title, having fought once since his narrow defeat to Dillian Whyte, in Manchester, late in 2016. European Champion, Germany's Agit Kabayel, aims to make statement.
Kabayel starts well, out moving, outworking a sluggish looking Dereck Chisora. Chisora tries hard, puts a lot into his punches, but looks tired after a third round in which he put a lot into, and a round which he was out boxed in, for at least part of it.
Kabayel is able to show mobility, jab, land at angles, make Chisora walk onto punches, and keep Chisora at a distance which did not suit the challenger, Chisora is a street at 8, he has won a maximum of 2 rounds, he has to go for broke.
Kabayel is able to continue to outbox Chisora through closer rounds in the 9th and 10th sessions, before Chisora rallies in a close 11th, and in the last round, the two go to war, Chisora, landing more, but Kabayel, even if he doesn't quite get the best of it, he more than holds his own, is happy to have a dogfight.
Whilst biased Brits, Eddie Hearn, Tyson Fury, unintentionally joke that Chisora hasn't lost, it is clear that Chisora would be fortune to win 4 rounds, but disgracefully, as we see so often in boxing, the judges are preposterous, insisting Kabayel won by narrow margins, and a third, suggesting it was a draw, making it a majority decision defeat for Chisora. Kabayel makes a great statement, with a great performance, and a one sided win against a good name in Dereck Chisora.