Saturday, 4 November 2017
Agit Kabayel scores his biggest win to date with a Majority decision over Derek Chisora, defends Euro title.
In a bid for the European heavyweight championship, former holder and world title challenger Derek Chisora 27-8 (19 Ko's) travelled to Monte Carlo to Challenge current holder Agit Kabayel 17-0 (12 Ko's) a Turkish born German national.. Unfortunately what should have been a routine challenge on paper, became a tough ask, as the unproven Turk boxed superbly in an effort that far belied his inexperience.. Chisora set a predictable pace and found himself being outmanoeuvred for the first half of the bout.. By the time Derek sprung to life, it was too much an uphill struggle to play catchup.. Regardless, Chisora battled back and ran the final 3 rounds to the wire, forcing the young champion to dig deep to the final bell.. Despite Dereks late rally, many ringsiders had Kabayel a comfortable winner, although the three scoring judges had it a more narrow affair, with Kabayel retaining his belt with scores of 115-113, 115-114 with one judge scoring a draw 114-114..