How can people defend Wladimir now?
By Mark Hepplestall: This is the first time I have wrote a negative article about any boxing match it’s just that this fight cannot be sugar-coated anymore; Derek “Del-Boy” Chisora has got a fight against the number 1 rated heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. This is the biggest mismatch in the heavyweight division since; well ever really it’s even worse the Haye vs. Harrison.
Derek Chisora has a record of 14 wins 9 by KO all against lower opposition including most notably his last two opponents Danny Williams and Sam Sexton. Danny Williams had lost 3 of his last 6 but may well have lost 5 of his last 6, as he had two very controversial wins over John McDermott. Sam Sexton only had one loss on his record which was to Chisora two years ago. Sam Sexton has only two notable fights on his record both being against Martin Rogan which were very controversial due to the referee stopping Rogan on an eye injury while sexton was almost unconscious on his feet and was about to be stopped. In the rematch Rogan had an injury which caused him to retire and has kept him out since that fight.
While Wladimir Klitschko has a record consisting of 55 wins and only 3 defeats, most notably include Samuel Peter twice, Eddie Chambers, Ruslan Chagaev, Hasim Rahman, Tony Thompson, Sultan Ibragimov, Lamon Brewster, Calvin Brock, Chris Byrd and many more.
The difference in class of opposition is unbelievable; Chisora is just about knocking out people who stand in front of him trying to see what he has to offer, he hasn’t fought anyone who could hurt him or try to outbox him. There is no doubt that 10 of Chisora’s 14 fights are just dead bodies to bring him on as a fighter, while Wladimir has beaten almost everybody worth beating in the top 15, people have tried to out power him, out box him and eventually just survive and since 2004 all have failed miserably.
Wladimir has nothing to be scared of against Chisora, Chisora has only limited power, which is shown with his 65% KO ratio against C level fighters all of which are out of shape, out of their depth and generally awful. His hand speed is adequate but his 6’1 height will act against his speed as it will have to travel further to reach Wladimir’s 6’6 head. Chisora’s reach is 7 inches less then Wladimir’s and its notable to mention that Chisora has never been the full 12 rounds. It would be unbelievably ignorant for anyone to think Chisora could outbox the Olympic Gold Medalist that is Wladimir Klitschko, so what does Chisora have? Nothing
There are matches out there for Wladimir, he could have fought against good boxers such as Alexander Dimitrenko, Denis Boytsov, Timur Ibragimov, Alexander Ustinov or Oleh Platov all of which are ready for a title shot or at least would make a more competitive fight then Wladimir Klitschko Vs Derek Chisora.
Let’s just hope that there is a great undercard on this fight because I feel sorry for people spending money to see a one sided KO by the 4th round. Let’s also hope neither boxer gets hurt in this fight and that whoever loses has a chance to come again.