Chisora could be next for Wladimir Klitschko
By Scott Gilfoid: British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Derek Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) has reportedly been approached for a fight against IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s), according to boxing news from the Dailymail.co.uk. Klitschko, 34, had been attempting to land a fight against former cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck, but that fight couldn’t take place because Mormeck wanted too much money. Now, it looks as if Wladimir and his team have set their sights on 26-year-old Chisora.
This should be an easy fight for Wladimir if he can sign the 6’1 ½” Chisora for a fight. Chisora is short, slow and completely wide open on defense. He struggled last Saturday night to beat the weak-punching Sam Sexton. Chisora will make for an easy 1st round knockout win for Wlaimir, but I suspect Wladimir will take his time battering Chisora so that he can give boxing fans their monies worth. This would be a huge step up for Chisora if he ends up facing Wladimir. Chisora has been facing 2nd tier opposition his entire three year pro career and has had only 14 fights. This would be like Wladimir picking out a near novice to fight and then beating the stuffing out of him. Frankly, I think this is a terrible fight if you’re looking for an entertaining fight.
I see Chisora as a local fighter rather than a world heavyweight caliber talent. If Chisora had actually beaten someone besides Sexton, I would change my mind, but the guy has no experience against top level opposition. Besides that, Chisora just looks so slow, weak and mediocre. I see every fighter in the ranked in the top 15 wiping the deck with Chisora if given the chance. But I can see what Wladimir might want to destroy him. Since Chisora is a British fighter, this would give Wladimir more attention by fans in the UK, not that they don’t already know who he is. But in watching one of their fighters get his backside handed to him, it would show how great Wladimir is.
Yeah, I wouldn’t mind seeing Wladimir take Chisora apart but I don’t see this as anything but a horrible mismatch, even worse than Wladimir vs. Mormeck. Actually, a fight between Mormeck and Wladimir would be a lot better, and I see that as a terrible fight. But Chisora is just so slow, weak and wide open. He throws his punches all wrong and bum rushes everybody like he’s fighting in some kind of tough man contest. Chisora will make for a good fodder-type opponent for Wladimir.