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Frank Warren on Chisora's Loss, Khan-Peterson, More

By Frank Warren, courtesy of The Sun

DERECK CHISORA suffered a Nordic Nightmare in Helsinki last Saturday in one of the worst robberies I've seen in the ring for a long time.

The Londoner should now be the European heavyweight champion but after some terrible scoring by the judges, local hero Robert Helenius slipped off with the title.

Giuseppe Quartarone and Manuel Oliver Palomo both unbelievably had it 115-113 to Helenius while Leszek Jankowiak scored it 115-113 for Chisora.

But Chisora won it by at least four rounds in my eyes.

He was busier, more aggressive and landed the bigger, cleaner shots against the 6ft 7in 'Nordic Nightmare'.

And referee Adrio Zannoni didn't help matters by constantly warning Chisora.

Boxing writer Dan Rafael said it was a "highway robbery, an outright theft" while top trainer Freddie Roach said "the decision was terrible".

I've sent a letter to the European Boxing Union asking for an immediate rematch.

But it wouldn't surprise me if Helenius now vacated the title and went for WBA world champ Alexander Povetkin, who knocked out Cedric Boswell on the same bill.

JOHN MURRAY put on a brave display against Brandon Rios in New York last Saturday but ultimately couldn't beat the heavy-handed American, who won in the 11th round.

Rios lost the WBA world lightweight title on the scales the day before when he could not make the 135lb limit at the weigh-in.

So, even though he won the fight, the title is still vacant.

I WOULD be very surprised if Lamont Peterson caused an upset by beating Amir Khan in Washington tonight.

Peterson's got a good record with one loss to WBO champion Timothy Bradley — Khan's only rival at 140lb — and a draw against recent Floyd Mayweather victim Victor Ortiz.

But he doesn't have the beating of Khan, who will definitely move up a weight division after this one.

A BIG talking point this week was the ITV documentary 'The Fight of Their Lives' about the tragic world title fight between Nigel Benn and Gerald McClellan in 1995.

In the programme, McClellan's trainer Stan Johnson insinuated Benn had used performance-enhancing drugs after he had a blood splatter analysed from one of G-Man's boots.

But how he could have tested for that is beyond me because McClellan's boots and robe were kept in my office for over six years.

FOR once Manny Pacquiao will not see any combat after being promoted to lieutenant-colonel in the Philippine army reserves. Pac Man will help by inspiring others to enlist.

I CAN'T believe ex-world champs Roy Jones Jnr and Riddick Bowe are making comebacks.

Jones, who fights in Atlanta tonight, is 42 while Bowe is 43.

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