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."
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 Pacquiao: Khan, Crawford, Lomachenko All Potential Opponents Callum Johnson Warns: Beterbiev Will Know He's Been in a Fight! Liam Smith Confident of Shocking Jaime Munguia, Explains Why British and English Title News: Askin vs. Okolie Sent To Bids Pacquiao Wants Next Fight In U.S.; Arum Says Tax Debt Not $20M Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao's Win Proves He's Not Past It! Pacquiao: If Mayweather Comes Back - Let's Do a Second One! Pacquiao's Win Over Matthysse A Blessing And A Curse Atlas: Pacquiao Beat a Heavy Bag; Diminished Matthysse Quit! Pacquiao: Matthysse Was Hurt From The Punches, Looked Scared Pacquiao Says Buboy Warned Him To Avoid 'Marquez' Mistakes Jose Pedraza Expects a Very Tough Outing With Ray Beltran Manny Pacquiao: Do I Look Old? I'm Back! Lucas Matthysse is Not Sure About The Future of His Career Usyk: I Have No Fear of Fighting Murat Gassiev in Russia Jeff Horn Calls Out Manny Pacquiao For a Rematch Pacquiao: From Round 1, I Knew He Couldn't Handle My Power! Brandon Cook: Brook Fight is Off, Brook Has Ankle Injury Pacquiao Gives High Praise To Buboy as New Head Trainer RBF Exec: We Secured QF/SF Fights For The WBSS Season 2 Pacquiao: Like I Said - I'm Not Gone From Boxing, I'm Still Here! Photos: Pacquiao Crushes Matthysse For First KO Win Since 09 Photos: Regis Prograis Breaks Down Velasco For TKO, WBSS Slot Photos: Teofimo Lopez Beats Down, Stops William Silva Rocky Fielding: I'd Love An ECHO Arena Defense of WBA Title Philippines Prez Wants Pacquiao To Retire on Back of Big Win Matthysse: My Head is Raised, I Lost To a Legend in Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao: It Was a Long Time Ago Since I've Done That! Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao Knocks Matthysse Out in Seventh For WBA Belt Pacquiao vs. Matthysse - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jhack Tepora Drops, Stops Edivaldo Ortega in Ninth Round Canizales KOs Bin in 12th Round, Retains Light Flyweight Title Mthalane Gets Off The Floor To Edge Waseem For IBF Title Regis Prograis Stops Juan Jose Velasco, Secures WBSS Spot Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Teofimo Lopez Drops Silva Three Times, Knocks Him Out In Sixth Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse: Stats & Stakes Velasco: Pressure's On Prograis; I'll Prove the Experts Wrong Rocky Fielding Blasts Out Tyron Zeuge in Five, Wins WBA Title

Latest Active Forum Threads