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 Last update:  3/4/2012       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Vitali: I Would Have Rather Died Than Lose To That Creep!
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By Ruslan Chikov

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40KOs) was not willing to make the same mistake twice. In 2000, Vitali was way ahead on the scorecards in a bout with challenger Chris Byrd - but he suffered a left shoulder injury during the contest and quit on his stool. It took three years, and heroic loss to Lennox Lewis, to erase the stain of the ninth round defeat to Byrd.

Two weeks ago in Munich, Vitali found himself in the same position. Defending the title against British challenger Dereck Chisora, Vitali injured his left shoulder but this time he refused to quit. Vitali says he was willing to die in the ring to defeat to Chisora - who slapped Vitali in the face during their weigh-in.

"My tendon tore and it hit a nerve, so I couldn't lift my left arm..it wouldn't obey me. I had two choices. Twelve years ago in the fight against Chris Byrd....because the tendon was torn, the pain unbearable. I was ahead [on the cards] and I lost my world championship. In Munich, I chose the second option. [I] gritted my teeth and pulled myself together. I would have rather died than lose my title against that creep," Vitali said.

Tags: Vitali Klitschko , Dereck Chisora , Klitschko-Chisora , Klitschko vs Chisora


 

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comment by jimmy1569, on 03-05-2012
[QUOTE=Mr. Invincible]Ths post deserved to be crapped on so have some red for it. There's a big difference between makng an excuse for a lopsided loss and letting people know why he didn't throw the left han as much as he usually does in a lopsided win.[/QUOTE] I love the fact that NOW ev...

comment by jimmy1569, on 03-05-2012
[QUOTE=Jakutindi Wauya]Vitali is one hell lot of a hypocrite and I can see through the lies. He knows Chisora gave him hell but he can't give credit, he has to create excuses just like Haye talking about a toe. Vitali's arm was not injured, styles make fights and Chisora will always give the Kli...

comment by Weebler I, on 03-04-2012
[QUOTE=Jakutindi Wauya]He knows Chisora gave him hell but he can't give credit, he has to create excuses just like Haye talking about a toe. Vitali's arm was not injured, styles make fights and Chisora will always give the Klitchko's problems because he's an inside fighter. Now Vitali is talking...

comment by AdamantiumPI, on 03-04-2012
[QUOTE=Rassclot]gentlemen, you classless farmer. He whooped that ass in the ring. Just because you ignant idiots act all hard.... don't make you a man. what happened when the Europeans came and discovered your buck naked asses? Go get your shine box.[/QUOTE] Classy but still soft. N...

comment by Boxxing, on 03-04-2012
[QUOTE=Rassclot]gentlemen, you classless farmer. He whooped that ass in the ring. Just because you ignant idiots act all hard.... don't make you a man. what happened when the Europeans came and discovered your buck naked asses? Go get your shine box.[/QUOTE] Are you talking about the...

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