Congratulations to David Haye. World class finish with unerring accuracy.
Chisora went to tatters. First 4 rounds were good for him (although Haye won them all). Haye was starting to get tired, was beginning to look slightly clumsy. In the post fight interview Haye was still gasping for air whilst Chisora was barely sweating.
Not sure why Chisora abandoned what was working for him defensively - have to assume it was a solid shot from Haye.
Not sure why Chisora threw so few body shots - have to assume fear of being countered.
Thought the stoppage was a tad premature, didn't ask Chisora to walk toward him, ref didn't hear the bell (not his fault). Had he heard the bell, no way the fight ends there.
6th round would have been fascinating. Given how out of breath Haye was 5 minutes after the fight, I'd speculate a failure to stop Chisora could have been fatal or at least meant he would have been in survival mode 7 through 10. Lots of ifs and buts and would haves and could haves in that.
Facts are facts. Down twice, 4,5,6 punch combinations, the final hook was an absolutely peach knocking Chisora silly as he was going down. Great performance by Haye but Chisora has got to ask himself what he was slapping at with his hands down before both knockdowns, when he was close to being in the ascendency. Perhaps the occasion got to him and he jumped the gun, getting excited and trying to hit Haye more whilst Haye was still strong.
Great fight, both guys did great, wish it had gone into the 6th. Some twat in the bar right behind me shouted "w@nker" every 5s and racist slurs at both fighters from the first bell to the last. Cost me £35 and that guy had £20 on a 5th round KO and won £280, just to rub salt in the wound.
See ya in 6.