Whyte defeats Chisora in split decision
Dereck Chisora lost to Dillian Whyte in an incredible bout in Manchester on Saturday night,
Whyte won the fight by a 115-114, 115-113, 114-115 split decision.
The fight was an undercard for the main Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina bout. Both Chisora and Whyte were impressive with some furious exchanges in the 12-round bout, the fight having come in the backdrop of that table throwing incident which culminated in the GBP25,000 for the Zimbabwe-born Chisora.
Even the referee clapped that Chisora-Whyte bout, which Whyte has won on a split decision. Joshua fight will start on Sunday morning.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) December 10, 2016
The pair exchanged rounds early on and by the 9th round had taken bits off each other, with their pugilistic endeavours leading to both bleeding from the mouth.
There was respect at the end of it all between the fighters touched gloves at the beginning of the final round. Chisora needed it and had the referee decided the one time either fighter was on the canvas was not a slip, he would have been truly out of the contest.
With it so close, Chisora will have felt it could have gone either way.
We probably will see a rematch in this.