Malik Scott on BBBC chief’s TKO stance: I guess nine really means ten
American heavyweight Malik Scott has revealed his disappointment to WBN after the British Boxing Board of Control secretary Robert Smith rejected a protest over the controversial nature of his stoppage loss to Dereck Chisora last month.
Scott, 32, was halted by Chisora in the sixth round at Wembley Arena after looking comfortable through the first five rounds, with referee Phil Edwards seemingly quick to stop the fight as the Philadelphian rose to his feet at the count of nine.
The previously undefeated contender accepted the decision at the time, but then lodged a protest through promoter Dan Goossen which was subsequently denied by BBBC secretary Robert Smith yesterday to Scott’s dismay.
“I want to thank the British Board for being the most fair individuals that god has ever put on earth and for teaching me that the number nine really means ten!” Scott told World Boxing News.
“Whoever is the president of the British board, I am sure he lives by great logic.”
29 year-old Chisora is now free to move on to his upcoming September 21 contest at London’s Copper Box Arena against an opponent to be announced, although whispers are that Scott’s compatriot Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson is being lined up.
“I think Johnson v Chisora would be a good fight if it happens,” predicted Scott. “I’d say ‘Queenpin’ should win but Dereck is tough,” he added.
A rebuilding job is now on the cards for 6ft 4ins Scott after his impressive 36-fight unbeaten record went with the Board’s decision, with a fight back in the USA a certainty for the ‘King’ in the autumn.