Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Chisora: Klitschko Will Be Vulnerable When I Get Inside

British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Derek Chisora has hit back at claims made yesterday by Jarvis Astaire about his right to fight Wladimir Klitschko.
 
The David Haye-Audley Harrison farce prompted former boxing promoter Astaire - who has not been actively involved in the sport since the late 90s - to question Chisora's validity to challenge the WBO/IBF World Heavyweight champion
 
Astaire said: "not only is Chisora a comparative novice, but he is four inches shorter than Wladimir,"
 
Chisora, who is currently training at his Fort William camp in Scotland for his December 11th showdown with Klitschko in Germany, said, "This is a stupid argument. It's not a question of whether I have had enough fights or if I'm tall enough to fight Klitschko, the point is that when I get through the ropes I will get in there and have a fight and throw things that boxers are supposed to throw - punches - something that Harrison didn't do,"
 
"Whether I get in there and get smashed up by Klitschko doing it or I get in there and smash him up, I'm fighting for the world heavyweight titles and I'm going to throw punches and fight my heart out."
 
"Harrison got through the ropes and threw one useless jab at Haye in three rounds that wouldn't have kept a mosquito at bay,"
 
"We are involved in a sport that involves full contact and hurting people. Harrison is not a fighter, he just doesn't have, and never will have, the heart for a fight or go out on his shield,"
 
"Astaire says that I'm a novice because I've only had 15 fights, yet I've won the British and Commonwealth titles in that time; compared to Harrison who had 31 fights before he fought Haye and never even proved himself to be the best in Britain by winning the British title,"
 
"I'm ranked above Harrison in the British and World rankings and had more of a case to fight Haye than he did."
 
Chisora ridiculed Astaire's second point about his height. The Finchley puncher points to a prime Mike Tyson who beat Frank Bruno in their first fight in 1989 - a fight that Astaire was involved in making.
 
"And what's height got to do with it? If that was the case who would have given Mike Tyson, one of the smallest heavyweights ever, a chance against anybody taller than him,"
 
"Frank Bruno was 6' 3"and Tyson was 5' 10", yet Tyson smashed Bruno to bits, twice,"
 
"I'm 6' 2" and that's the same height as Lamon Brewster who stopped Klitschko in five rounds in 2004. Did anyone talk about Brewster's height then?"
 
"Klitschko is 6' 6" so of course he's going to tower over me, but he's been dropped plenty of times so he's vulnerable to my punches when I get inside his,"
 
"The bottom line is that this fight is a big risk for me, but I'm a fighter and I'm prepared to take that risk to get the reward which is the heavyweight championship of the world."
 
"I thought that Harrison was the deluded one, but it looks like Astaire should join him."
Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Joe2608 on 11-17-2010

Chisora is inexperienced and just not good enough.

Comment by Tiozzo on 11-17-2010

[QUOTE=TheGreatA;9602980][B]The problem is he won't. He will eat jabs for trying and when he does get close, Klitschko just ties him up. By the time he realizes that it's what's going to happen all night[/B], he's too beaten up and…

Comment by The Hammer on 11-17-2010

This will be a MUCH better fight than Harrison-Haye - at least Chisora will [I]try[/I] to win. Audley just stood there and had the look of a frightened old man.

Comment by WladIsTheChamp on 11-17-2010

[QUOTE=RockyB;9603377]Klitschko wont be vulnerable against a guy with 14 fights.[/QUOTE] Anything can happen, Ali lost to a guy with 8 fights, so Wlad needs to still take this seriously. He already paid a price for underestimating Sanders.

Comment by RockyB on 11-17-2010

Klitschko wont be vulnerable against a guy with 14 fights.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Estrada: What Did The Judges Watch? I Clearly Beat Sor Rungvisai Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - CompuBox Punch Stats Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - Official Scorecards - Photo Sor Rungvisai Decisions a Very Determined Juan Francisco Estrada Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard McWilliams Arroyo Shocks Carlos Cuadras With Majority Nod Cuadras vs. Arroyo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Donnie Nietes Drops, Stops Juan Carlos Reveco in Seventh Artem Dalakian Decisions a Bloody Brian Viloria For WBA Title Photos: George Groves, Callum Smith - Go Face To Face Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - LIVE Superfly 2 Results Anthony Yarde Batters, Stops Tony Averlant in Seven Callum Smith Outboxes Nieky Holzken, George Groves is Next Daniel Dubois Blasts Out DL Jones in Three Rounds Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Ronnie Clark Shocks Zelfa Barrett in IBF Regional Bout Conte Responds To Wilder's "Always a Cheat" Jab at Luis Ortiz News: Miguel Cotto Update, Lewis Ritson, New England Results Brian Viloria Very Pumped as He Goes For Fifth World Title Bilal Akkawy Beats De Carolis, Moloney Brothers Win, More Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken - LIVE Results From Nuremberg Roamer Angulo Collides With Evert Bravo in Yucatan, Mexico Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada: Stats & Stakes Photos: Sullivan Barrera in Top Form, Grinds Hard For Bivol Shot Josh Taylor To Face Winston Campos, Humberto Soto is Out Callum Smith: I Want To Make Statement To George Groves, Fans Jarrell Miller: Could Be An 'Early Night' for Wilder or Ortiz Golovkin's Promoter Details How Canelo Rematch Was Finalized Adonis Stevenson: Andre Ward is Playing Games, He's Not Retired Hatton: Mayweather-McGregor in MMA Makes Me F***ing Furious Carlos Castro, Alexis Santiago To Battle in Phoenix, Arizona Zolani Tete: Belfast Fans Know I'm The Man To Beat Ryan Burnett Frank Warren Talks Anthony Yarde, Daniel Dubois York Hall Card Coldwell To Eubank Jr. - Beg Adam Booth To Take You Back! Porter: I Think Right Now Thurman is Better Than Errol Spence Bivol Aims To Use Some of Andre Ward's Tactics on Barrera How To Fix The 147-Pound Logjam Of Talent With a Tournament Gonzalez, Cintron, Vargas Wins Bouts in Kissimmee, Florida Hearn Open To Do Joshua-Wilder Twice - One in U.S., One in UK Robert Garcia: Mikey is Special Fighter Like Mayweather, Pacquiao
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement