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Chisora Buys New Cab, Talks Vitali, and Helenius' Power

By Nick Parkinson, coutesy of The Daily Star

DERECK CHISORA has already got the taxi in for his world heavyweight ­title clash with Vitali ­Klitschko.

Mad-cap Chisora, 28, ­challenges WBC champion ­Vitali, AKA Dr Ironfist, in ­Munich on February 18 and plans to spend his purse on ­renovating a Hackney Carriage.

Wheeler-dealer ‘Del Boy’ has already bought the London cab as the latest addition to his ­unusual collection of ­traditional iconic objects at his north ­London home.

And despite being a huge ­underdog for his first world title shot, Chisora expects to soon have his own fleet of ­London cabs by beating ­Vitali to set up a money-­spinning showdown with his brother Wladimir, holder of the other three world ­titles.

He said: “I bought a black cab the other day and I am going to bring it to life. I am going to put in black windows, a Union Jack on it and red seats with a fridge for alcohol.

“Then I am going to get a ­driver to drive me about ­everywhere.

“New cabs are coming out and the old ones are ­getting scrapped so I bought one for a grand. It would cost me £10,000 to get it back to its ­original condition but it makes me happy.

“Hopefully I will be able to get some more cabs because this is going to be a trilogy against the Klitschko brothers. When I beat him I have to fight the brother Wladimir and then Vitali again.”

And it is not just taxi cabs, old parking meters or red phone boxes that Chisora collects.

He said: “The thing I am so proud about is a frame with an old £50, old £20, old £10 and old fiver. It is beautiful and the thing I love right now.

“My girlfriend has also bought me a Rumble in the Jungle ­poster, which I love a lot.

“I am not into antiques. Just things we take for granted. There are no more old parking ­meters and that is depressing. We take things like them and phone boxes for granted.

“I get them so when I have kids I can show them how things were a long time ago. I ­remember when I used to have to run to a phone box and arrange to meet people. We are losing touch.”

The Zimbabwe-born Londoner landed his shock shot at 6ft 8ins Ukrainian Vitali, 40, after being denied the European title by a controversial points decision against local hero Robert ­Helenius in Finland last month.

Cheeky Chisora, whose only defeat was to British king ­Tyson Fury in July, claims his streetwise knowledge will help him survive hard-hitting Vitali, who has stopped three of his last four opponents.

He added: “I have been hurt and Helenius ­really hurt me in the first round – but the schmuck didn’t know what to do.

“I couldn’t go ­forward and skipped backwards ­until I hit the ropes and when he came I jumped on him and held.

“John Oliver trained me in the amateurs and he taught me ­every dirty trick you can think of.

“He told me, ‘When you get hurt, don’t get macho man, just hold and regroup’.

“He taught me how to buy time and it is about being smart.

“It doesn’t mean I am being a punk. People don’t know a lot about me or understand me ­because you are judging the ­Tyson Fury fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Surgeon on 01-29-2012

Say what u will about Del Boy but characters like Chisora are always good for the game.... I hope he is in great shape and i expect him to be just that. I hope he brings it and dont quit…

Comment by Bombs on 01-29-2012

[QUOTE=Mr.0pal;11719396]Chisora .... if you want to psyche yourself up for this fight... do it in your own mind... not out loud to reporters. This way you benefit from psyching yourself up but wont look like an ass when you lose.…

Comment by Mr.0pal on 01-29-2012

Chisora .... if you want to psyche yourself up for this fight... do it in your own mind... not out loud to reporters. This way you benefit from psyching yourself up but wont look like an ass when you lose.…

Comment by No1 on 01-29-2012

[QUOTE=nomadman;11719379]Looks that way. But you never know with Chisora. He's a bit mad that one.[/QUOTE] I agree. Something about him tell me he's not all the ticket lol I think it could be a half decent fight. I just want…

Comment by nomadman on 01-29-2012

[QUOTE=Larryx2011;11719374]Guess he's getting ready for his new cab driving career[/QUOTE] Looks that way. But you never know with Chisora. He's a bit mad that one.

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