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Chisora ends Scott's unbeaten run

ESPN staff
July 20, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora has ended Malik Scott's undefeated run.

The Londoner stopped his American opponent in the sixth round at Wembley Arena to win the vacant WBO International Heavyweight Championship.

Scott started the brighter until Chisora caught him with an overhand against the ropes.

But Scott appeared to misjudge the count, failing to get to his feet in time.

Chisora, 29, said: "I thought, 'If I catch him he's going to go down', and I caught him."

Scott's corner were unhappy with the referee's count but the fighter accepted the defeat.

"He hit me with a good shot," admitted Scott. "I gave myself an eight, got up at nine and everywhere in America the count goes up to 10.

"Everyone knows I beat the count but Dereck won a clear fair, fight and we're not going to turn this into something."

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