Agit Kabayel Shocks, Outboxes Dereck Chisora for Decision Win

Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo - Agit Kabayel (17-0, 12 KOs) picked up the biggest win of his pro career with a twelve round majority decision over Dereck Chisora (27-8, 19 KOs) to retain the EBU heavyweight title. The scores were 114-114, 115-113 and 115-114 for Kabayel.

This was the second fight of the year for Kabayel, after winning a twelve round decision over Herve Hubeaux back in February to capture the vacant EBU crown.

For Chisora, it was his second fight since losing a close, and some felt controversial, twelve round split decision to his domestic rival Dillian Whyte back in December of 2016.

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Kabayel started off with some hooks to the body, as Chisora was in his usual mode of stalking and looking for big punches. Not much was landing for Chisora in the early going, as Kabayel was landing well with his shots.

Things were heating up in the third round as Chisora began to work his way into the fight with landed shots of his own. Kabayel continued to do well, pumping a double-jab, moving very well and landing good counters on the veteran.

Chisora looked very tired by the midway point of the fight. He was unable to get his punches going or land anything really of note, as Kabayel continued to stay calm and box, round by round. Chisora was unable to deal with the movement of his opponent. Kabayel was pumping the jab, landing good counters when Chisora would attempt to step inside and never allowed himself to get hit with too many punches.

Chisora was trying to change the fight in the eleventh round, by pressing forward a lot more and letting his hands go. He was starting to do better, backing up the champion and landing some punches. Kabayel seemed to take a round off as Chisora was looking to do some damage.

They were trading punches at the start of the twelfth round. Kabayel was giving as good as he was getting. The crowd was on their feet, cheering Kabayel on, as Chisora was raining down the punches and looking for a game-changing punches - but Kabayel was also landing some solid shots that were clocking Chisora flush.


Young Harlem Eubank (3-0, 1 KO) clearly hasn't impressed in a lackluster performance against unheralded French journeyman Aboubeker Bechelaghem (12-9-1). Eubank was down in the first - although it hasn;t been ruled a knockdown - and struggled to earn a split decision over four: 39-38, 39-37 and 37-39.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BodiesInFlight on 11-16-2017

[QUOTE=Boxnation fan;18183849] Also, i've worked in some Boxing Circles and know some Boxing People and i hear similar stories about Eddie Hearn being Gay and liking Twinks (Gay term for Pretty Teeange Boys) and that he had to pay a…

Comment by joe strong on 11-16-2017

I thought it was a close fight but the right guy won. Chisora gave too many rounds away early. Kabayel had some really good moments where he landed combinations but he was on his bike for most of the fight.…

Comment by Corbett on 11-05-2017

Whyte beat Chisora by at least 3 rounds the punch stats back that up Del was only active for 30 seconds a round. Kabayel did well to beat Chisora, but where was his coach Don Charles? Agit has sparred a…

Comment by E10Rifle on 11-05-2017

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;18183813]Came in to say; Whyte went life and death with this guy, and people are trying to sell him like he's the big stepping stone before AJ. Fans are such delusional puppets for their favorite fighter's promoters.[/QUOTE] Neither Whyte…

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 11-05-2017

I said it earlier that Chisora can give Wilder the toughest fight of his career. I saw Agit Kabayel outboxing Chisora. I admit I was wrong. Wilder TKO/KO Chisora easily at that point. I always admit when I was wrong,…

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