Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

V. Klitschko Warns Chisora: You Are Really F**ked Now!

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

DERECK CHISORA struck the first blow ahead of his WBC world title challenge against Vitali Klitschko tonight.

But the Londoner was condemned by his own team for slapping the Ukrainian yesterday at the traditional stare-off following their weigh-in.

Chisora, 28, is almost certain to be handed a hefty fine by the British Boxing Board, who will withhold his £100,000 purse while they investigate the incident.

Klitschko was left with a massive red mark on the side of his face, and he yelled: “You are f****d now, Dereck – you are really f****d now.”

Chisora’s trainer Don Charles added: “It was wrong. I am speechless.”

It's 22 years since a no-hoper called James 'Buster' Douglas climbed into a Tokyo ring to face 'Iron' Mike Tyson.

Nobody gave him a prayer and one book- maker rated him at 40-1 ON to go down to the ‘baddest man on the planet’.

However, Douglas pulled off one of the greatest upsets in boxing history.

Tonight Dereck Chisora will be trying to emulate him in Munich.

“I will give all my fans back in the UK a fight to remember,” he said. “No matter what the bookies think, I will be returning to London with that belt, believe me."

Chisora is a 10-1 underdog in his bid to relieve Vitali Klitschko of the WBA world heavyweight title.

And he raised the stakes even further by slapping Klitschko in a weigh-in confrontation yesterday.

Chisora’s promoter Frank Warren said: “I’ve been involved in a lot of good things during my 30-odd years in boxing – but if Chisora pulls this off, it will be the biggest upset of the lot.

“I know Dereck has been predicting an eighth-round knockout, but that’s a very big call for him. “Both Vitali and his brother Wladimir are phenomenal fighters, easily the best of their generation, and it’s a big ask to expect to receive a decision against them in Germany.

“I just hope the judges won’t be fazed as they were in Finland when Chisora dropped a hugely conten- tious decision to local hope Robert Helenius in early December.

“That decision robbed him of the European title.

“Everything is against Dereck.Unfortunately,we’re on the pauper’s side of the fence, as far as the negotia- tions were concerned.

“And, as Vitali is obliging us with a voluntary defence, we’ve had to agree to a lot of things that we’d not have accepted had we been in a mandatory position.

“But Dereck is adamant that he wants the big fights and we can’t deliver any bigger than this.”

With Klitschko unbeaten for almost nine years, with 40 KO wins in his 45 fights and just two losses, it will be a daunting challenge.

At 40, he is 12 years older than the London bruiser, who has won 15 of his17 paid fights.

Warren says it will be a massive uphill task for his man, but he will be having a wager on a shock outcome.

He said: “What I do know is that Dereck goes into this fight 100 per cent both physically and mentally.

“In the shape he’s in, I guarantee he’d have taken care of the majority of the fighters who’ve taken Vitali into the later rounds previously.

“Vitali’s knocking on, age- wise, and I suspect he isn’t comfortable with a lot of speed and movement.”

PREDICTION: Dereck does have a puncher’s chance but I’m afraid I will have to go for another Klitschko win, probably around the sixth.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by EdWins on 02-18-2012

Derek Chisora has my support here, Vitali got b1tched slapped and didn't do sh1t :lol1:

Comment by StarshipTrooper on 02-18-2012

[QUOTE=JAB5239;11795683]Your statement was "the greatest heavyweight champions have always been ripped ". This is simply not true.[/QUOTE] [COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Not to mention being "ripped" has fvck all to do with being a great fighter. If being "ripped" was all that then Mike…

Comment by JAB5239 on 02-18-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;11795656]Chisora didn't deserve to be fined. I think the slap is made things more interesting to fans and more people will watch. That equals more money. Too much [I]p[/I]ussy [I]s[/I]hit goes on with boxing sometimes.[/QUOTE] Its just another way…

Comment by JAB5239 on 02-18-2012

[QUOTE=crex.af;11793625]You know I just looked up each and every one of those boxers that you just mentioned just because I like to to research before I make an opinion. All of them were in great shape in their prime. They…

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 02-18-2012

Chisora didn't deserve to be fined. I think the slap is made things more interesting to fans and more people will watch. That equals more money. Too much [I]p[/I]ussy [I]s[/I]hit goes on with boxing sometimes.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (52)
Top Headlines Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card Euro News: Braehmer-Brant, Pawel Stepien, Pierre Madsen, More Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up Photos: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Mike Alvarado Smash Opponents Lipinets Rips Indongo, Says IBF Title Was 'Stolen' From Him Crawford on Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Next: I'm All For It! Mayweather Not Focused on Surpassing Marciano's Mark of 49-0 Photos: Crawford Demolishes Indongo To Become Undisputed! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Bryant Jennings Blast Out Opponents Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates To Win Third FIght Joe Selkirk: I Came Back To Win a World Title Whyte: My Body Shots Would Make Wilder Fall in Three or Four! Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Wilder-Ortiz, Crawford, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Crawford, Kovalev, Stevenson, More Video: Teddy Atlas Talks Crawford, Lomachenko, Spence, More Golovkin's Trainer: If We Get Robbed With Canelo - It's Our Fault Cornflake Retires From Boxing After Winning WBC Latino Title Indongo: When Terence Crawford Hit Me - It Hurt So Bad! Pacquiao vs. Horn Rematch Negotiations Heat Up in Australia Maurice Hooker Continues Unbeaten Run, Defeats Jackson Clayton Laurent Wins Big in Pro Debut With a Knockout Terence Crawford Crushes Julius Indongo in Three To Unify
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement