Dereck Chisora Vs Malik Scott – 20th July 2013


Preview & Betting Tip 

Location – Wembley Arena, London UK 

Scott is an unbeaten American heavyweight who comes from a credible amateur pedigree, his 35-0 record is scattered with fairly soft opposition and at 32 years Scott needs this win as much as Chisora to maintain some momentum following a good display against Olympic bronze medallist and highly regarded Vyacheslav Glazkov in a fight many felt he deserved the win and not a draw.

Chisora now finds himself in a make or break type fight after losing 4 of his last 6 bouts and his dedication and commitment has been called to question after coming in to fights looking unfit and unprepared, for this fight Chisora looks well chiselled.
Scott will look to keep the distance and out box Chisora using height and reach advantage, Scott is not exactly an exciting fighter and does not like to engage, he has light power and focuses on trying to win rounds rather than hurt his opponent.

Chisora will look to take the fight inside and turn the fight into a brawl, he is a tough, strong and durable and showed he can take big shots against top heavyweights in the world in Vitali and David Haye it was only Haye who is regarded as perhaps one of the biggest hitters in boxing that could break him.

Scott had 4 year lay off between 2008-2012 and was plagued by injuries but he looks to have come back with a new focus and vigour. He is very athletic and loose in the ring and Chisora will do well to pin the movement of Scott down, specifically early when the American is fresh.

However Scott will have to deal with the come forward pressure of Chisora for the entire 10 rounds and he can tire, the question is will Chisora be able to bring enough dimensions to his attack to find a way to the ring smarts of Scott.

The bookmakers have it as an even fight, however many feel this is a good style match up for Scott given how he handled similar aggression to what Chisora will bring in Vyacheslav Glazkov and he will be able to outbox the sometimes limited Chisora.
To be honest i see it that way too, however i am not sure the UK crowd will appreciate Scott’s sometimes defensive and nullifying style and Chisora’s attempts to fight and aggression may see some subjective scoring.

However Scott will most likely outland Chisora by enough to get what should be a clear enough nod, Chisora’s best chance will be late but Scott looks in good shape to go the 10.

I think the smart money goes on Scott he is unbeaten has displayed in his last fight he can handle tough and come forward aggression and at 10/11 it looks a good price.

However my concerns are he is on the road in the UK and the crowd will be behind Del Boy’s “exciting aggression” which could make scoring of this bout very opinionated, it probably wouldn’t hurt to have a little mystic mega on the draw at 25/1 in this fight, as i could see something odd like that happening here. My money is on Scott with a nice play on the draw also.

ATR’s Bet – £45 on Scott 10/11 Sky Bet and £5 on the draw 25/1 Ladbrokes