Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Chisora Shocked By Kabayel, Quigg Secures WBA Shot

By Alexey Sukachev, photos by Lawrence Lustig

Monaco - In the co-feature, it wasn't easy but undefeated Germany-based Turk Agit Kabayel retained his European heavyweight title by scoring the biggest win of his young career - a majority decision over not-so-determined former world title challenger Dereck "Del Boy" Chisora over twelve rounds.

chisora-kabayel-fight (7)

WBC #12, WBO #13 and IBF #14 Kabayel, though the bigger of the two, remained at a long range against usually aggressive Chisora. This time, however, Del Boy was slow and lethargic - specifically, in the first round. Kabayel did a better job with his jab and lateral movement.

chisora-kabayel-fight (6)

Chisora, 33, did better in the second and in the third by landing some huge shots even though Kabayel took them fairly well. Kabayel replied with some solid leather in the fourth and in the fifth but the Brit was a notch batter in the mid-set.

chisora-kabayel-fight (8)

Still power and intensity of Chisora wasn't enough to prevent Kabayel from moving around the ring. Kabayel had some success - especially after the mid-point - with his sudden offensive. Neither fighter was ever rocked or shocked but both were faded after eleven rounds. It was Kabayel who wanted more to get the twelfth and arguably the crucial round.

chisora-kabayel-fight (5)

One judge had it 114-114 - a draw, while the other two awarded it to Kabayel: 115-113 and 115-114. Agit Kabayel, a young one at 25, acquired his belt early this year with a win over 26-1 Herve Hubeaux. He is 17-0, with 12 KOs, now. WBC #8 Chisora, with his fourth career split or majority loss, goes down to 27-8, 19 KOs.

chisora-kabayel-fight (9)

Former world champion Scott Quigg (34-1-2, 25KOs) is back on the road to become a two-weight world champion in 2018 – after picking up a sixth round stoppage of Oleg Yefimovych (29-2-1, 16KOs) in a eliminator for the WBA featherweight title..

chisora-kabayel-fight (1)

It was a battle of youth and power versus age and experience. Youth has clearly prevailed, although 36-year old Ukrainian, formerly a European 126lb titlist, gave Quigg, 29, fits in technique department.

chisora-kabayel-fight (2)

However, it was nowhere about technique or style or boxing chess. The fight was all about power, as the British fighter wasted no time in getting to the veteran boxer. His punches - visibly felt by Yefimovich - were inflicting damage since the opening bell. Yefimovich connected with some good shots in the opening rounds but his power was unable to distract onrushing Quigg.

chisora-kabayel-fight (4)

Showing tenacity and determination the British boxer continued to stalk the Ukrainian in rounds three and four. Oleg's counter punches got sparser as the fight progressed, his eyes starting to swell under the power of Quigg.

chisora-kabayel-fight (3)

Referee Luis Pabon began to watch carefully after Yefimovich, as he looked like a beaten man. Battery continued in round five as Quigg induced a grimace of pain on Yefimovich's face with several well-placed body shots. Pabon asked Yefimovich about his further plans after the fifth, and the Ukrainian vehemently rejected any though of surrender. Yet he was still stopped by Pabon at 0:50 of the sixth - and rightfully so! - after eating several more combos from the Brit.

quigg-yefimovych-fight (7)

IBF #2, WBC #3 and WBO #10 Scott Quigg was announced as the WBA obligatory challenger after this fight.

Quigg is honing his skills in the Wild Card Gym with the hall of fame coach and they were ringside when WBA Super king Leo Santa Cruz and regular champion Abner Mares were in action in California two weeks ago, where both men won via stoppage.

Yefimovych is ranked at number four in the WBA the win for Quigg puts him right in the mix for a world title clash in 2018.

quigg-yefimovych-fight (8)

quigg-yefimovych-fight (5)

quigg-yefimovych-fight (2)

quigg-yefimovych-fight (1)

quigg-yefimovych-fight (4)

quigg-yefimovych-fight (3)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-10-2018

congrats to agit kabayel..that lazy fûck chisora didn't look like he wanted it till the end

Comment by bronx7 on 11-05-2017

What roach haters no comment ?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Haye: Usyk Can't Get Hit Like That By Joshua; He Has Work To Do Porter: Errol Spence is Getting More Yards - And I Don't Like It! Photos: Hooker, Saucedo - Go To War in Sparring in 2012 Tyson Fury on The Therapeutic Value of Training Warrington: Something Tells Me Frampton is Not The Same Guy Horn Realizes That He Must Be Dominate Mundine To Impress Mikey Garcia Ready: I Have Everything To Beat Errol Spence! Hearn: Jarrell Miller vs. Whyte or Chisora Possible in Early 2019 Felix Verdejo's Next Bout Eyed For United States in Early 2019 The Other Half of Junior Welterweight Fury: If I Fought Wilder In Manchester, We'd Sell 75,000 Tickets Photos: Claressa Shields, Nico Hernandez - Open Workouts Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Shows Off Moves at Workouts Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Grind at Workouts Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Putting in Work in Kansas AIBA Prez Says They Are 100% Compliant With Anti-Doping Rules Peterson Quickly Agreed To Face Lipinets: I'll Fight Anyone! Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Go Face To Face Fury: Roach Can Do Whatever He Wants In Corner On Fight Night Ladarius Miller vs. Ricardo Garcia Tops Mayweather Card, 12/7 Uzcategui: No KO - I Want To Give Plant The Beating of His Life! Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Non-TV Undercard Information Porter: WBC Mandatory Orders Derailed Immediate Spence Bout Kerman Lejarraga vs. Frankie Gavin is Picked Up By ESPN+ Lopez Confident He Can Give Thurman a Run For His Money Arias Vows To Beat Down and Bloody Rosado For "Bitch" Claim Karl Dargan Returns To Action on Bivol vs. Pascal Card Tyson Fury Secures Freddie Roach To Be in Corner For Wilder Mark Heffron vs. Liam Williams on Warrington-Frampton Card WBA Won't Strip Charr; Miller-Dinu Unlikely To Be Title Fight Bivol: I'm Confident That I'll Make a Statement With Pascal Filip Hrgovic vs. Ytalo Perea on December 8t in Zagreb Santa Cruz: To Prove I'm The Best at 126 - I Have To Beat Russell Danny Garcia Backs Adrien Broner To Upset Manny Pacquiao Errol Spence: I Don't Think Keith Thurman Will Ever Fight Me Frampton: If I Beat Warrington - I Want Another Champion Next Charlo Brothers Promise Fireworks, Explosive Wins in Barclays Warrington-Frampton: Nathan Gorman, Arthur, Wright Added Darren Tetley Looks To Bigger Things After Warburton Win Fielding Motivated By Fear, Doubters To Topple Canelo
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement