|10-10-2010, 09:39 AM||#1|
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Klitschko-Chisora: Will Wladimir need his A game to beat Chisora?
By Sean McDaniel: IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOís) may have more problems with his next opponent Derek Chisora (14-0, 9 KOís) than a lot of people when they will likely meet up on December 11th in Germany. The fight still is in the negotiation period but itís looking like Chisora will be next for Wladimir. Chisora has the ability to put a lot of pressure on Klitschko and he could end up wearing him down much in the same way that Lamon Brewster and Ross Purity did in the past by making him expend a lot of energy.
Chisora likes to throw a lot of punches and heís pretty relentless on the inside. Heís also not shy about sneaking in some dirty moves like holding and hitting. Klitschko hasnít faced any heavyweights with inside skills like Chisora, and heís going to have to take a cram course in fighting at close range if he wants to avoid getting in trouble against him. Wladimir often ties up his opponents when they come inside. That will work some of the time, but Chisora just keeps coming and Wladimir wonít be able to tie him up every time.
Heís going to have to fight him or try to run from him. Wladimir doesnít have the legs to move very much without wearing down after a short period of time. Wladimir may be forced to fight Chisoraís fight by trading on the inside. Emanuel Steward, Klitschkoís trainer, has been working on developing an uppercut for Wladimir. He actually used it every now and then in his recent 10th round TKO win over former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter on September 11th. Wladimir opened up with a couple decent uppercuts when he was in the process of finishing off Peter in the 10th.
However, will have to use his uppercut a lot more often and much earlier in the fight against Chisora if he wants to get him out of there fast. He canít let Chisora crowd him and clinching wonít work. Wladimir has to have a tool to use on Chisora and that may his best bet. If Wladimir doesnít find a weapon to keep Chisora on the outside, heís going to get knocked out. Itís as simple as that. Chisora wants it too much heís going to fight tooth and nail to try and capture Wladimirís titles
|10-10-2010, 12:04 PM||#4|
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I think Wlad understands by now that he can't underestimate anyone at HW, all it takes is one punch. He did that with Sanders. Chisora is dangerous. But this writer is retarded if he thinks Wlad doesn't have legs, Wlad has some of the best footwork around and no longer tires like he used to. In terms of uppercuts, Wlad doesn't need to use them on a much shorter fighter, that would be dumb, he would have to crouch down for that to get maximum leverage and thereby negating his height advantage. See Dimitrenko fight vs Chambers of how a taller fighter should NOT fight, Dimitrenko tried to uppercut Chambers and fight inside on the 6'1 Chambers, even though he had 6.5 inches of height on him. That's not what Wlad should do, he should stick to his old gameplan of tying up on the inside and making Chisora pay as he comes in, that would eventually discourage Chisora and Wlad can destroy him from the outside with his jab before he lowers that left hook or right cross by the 6-7th round. No reason to take an unnecessary risks and try an uppercut, he was using uppercuts on Peter for fun when Peter was almost out, he eve said so himself in an interview.
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