Klitschko: Chisora Hits Like a Woman, I'll Make Him Pay!
Vitali Klitschko has vowed to take revenge on Dereck Chisora tomorrow after being slapped on the face by the WBC heavyweight title challenger "like a woman" today.
Londoner Chisora shamefully assaulted an unsuspecting Klitschko as the two posed for traditional head-to-head photographs after their weigh-in in Munich.
Champion Klitschko, 40, did not retaliate as the two men were pulled apart. But the Ukrainian has vowed to punish the Briton at the Olympiahalle tomorrow.
"I'll be hitting him back tomorrow, in the ring," he warned.
"He's not all there. Dereck is full of nervousness and I feel he is afraid, otherwise he would not have jumped back like he did.
"He hit me not like a boxer but like a woman, with an open hand. If he wants to fight properly, he must do that with his fists."
Chisora, 28, is a rank outsider for the contest and attempted to get under the long-reigning champion's skin this afternoon.
After weighing in at 241- just a pound heavier than his lightest weight for a professional bout - Chisora butted heads before slapping Klitschko's face hard.
The two men were pulled apart with a furious-looking Klitschko, who had weighed in three pounds heavier, left with a red mark on the left side of his face.
Chisora's camp said they were unaware of the stunt beforehand, with trainer Don Charles even branding the slap "unacceptable".
Asked whether it was premeditated, the trainer added: "I'm not Dereck Chisora. Like I said, it's unacceptable."
Promoter Francis Warren, representing his father Frank's company, said: "We're all scratching our heads about it to be honest.
"You always expect something from Dereck, he's a character. But it's usually something that winds people up or is a bit jovial.
"So for him to get physical and aggressive, unprovoked, is surprising. But at the end of the day I'm sure there's method to his madness and we'll find out if the madness has paid off tomorrow night."
Warren added: "I was very surprised though. I wasn't expecting it at all.
"I don't think anybody wants to see that but it's happened now, so we'll move on and look forward to tomorrow night."
Asked whether he expects sanctions against Chisora, Warren said: "That's up to the governing bodies to decide. If there are sanctions then I suppose we will find out in the next couple of weeks.
"I'll sit down and have a chat with Dereck about it but at the moment we're focused on tomorrow night.
"Dereck is obviously a fiery character and that has got him to where he is. He can react like that to situations but at the end of the day he is a boxer, a fighter. Let's focus on the fight."
Chisora challenges Klitschko in Germany despite two high-profile losses in his last three fights.
Despite being a relative novice, he has already seen two clashes with Klitschko's brother Wladimir scuppered by the Ukrainian's injury withdrawals.
He was scheduled to fight the 35-year-old for the IBF and WBO belts in December 2010 before a stomach injury forced the champion to pull out and the rescheduled bout in April last year also fell through with Klitschko blaming a problematic rehabilitation.
While Wladimir went on to beat David Haye instead, Chisora remained at domestic level and lost his British and Commonwealth titles to Tyson Fury.
Though he went some way to redeeming himself with a career-best performance against Finnish star Robert Helenius before Christmas, a controversial split decision ultimately saw him suffer a second career defeat.
The Zimbabwe-born Briton therefore takes on long-reigning heavyweight king Klitschko as a huge outsider, with some bookmakers pricing him as generously as 10-1 to dethrone the champion in his adopted homeland.
"I'm the underdog in this fight which is exactly how I like it because when I knock him out in the eighth round it will shock the world," said Chisora, who has a record of 15-2 (9KOs) and is ranked 14th by the WBC.
"I know I've got to go in there and do a job on him.
"I'm in tip-top condition and the best shape I've been in in my entire career, so I'm confident I'm going to smash Mr Vitali Klitschko to bits."
[QUOTE=Oh you out son;11793196]lol vitali chin is prolly top 3 in boxing. 1. antonio margacheato 2. pacquiao 3. vitali[/QUOTE] Wlad would've went down from that. Just teasing.Comment by jimmy1569 on 02-18-2012
[QUOTE=marvin douglas;11792524]Wow! I thought Vitali was going to win easily, but after watching the video, I changed my mind. Chisora actually hurt Vitali with that slap; Vitali's knees buckled and his eye went blank. As soon as Chisora hits him…Comment by TaurusJ27 on 02-17-2012
I say that the fight get's stopped by the eigth round because Chisora will be beaten to death by then.Comment by edgarg on 02-17-2012
[QUOTE=OG Wenger;11793044]Vitali felt Chisora's power and his face painted its own picture. Chisora has shaken Vitali and got in his head, no doubt.[/QUOTE] Have I found a rare Chisora backer?? If so, PM me.Comment by edgarg on 02-17-2012
I can see that every poster in the last few weeks seems sure that Klitschko will win easily. Me too. So I'm looking for someone who wants to back Chisora. I have 74 mill points to spare. If anyone's interested…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (29)