Steward says Wladimir is really angry at Chisora
By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) has really stepped in it with his over the top bravado at the recent press conferences with IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s), because Wladimir’s trainer Emanuel Steward says Wladimir is really upset and wants to start training immediately. Wladimir wasn’t expecting a small heavyweight with lack of experience like Chisora to be coming into the press conference as if he’s going to beat Wladimir. In his interview with Sky Sports today, Wladimir seemed to be playing it cool when asked questions about Chisora, and was basically saying good stuff about him. But I had a feeling Wladimir wasn’t telling them how he really feels about Chisora. I think he wants to tear him apart now, like a surrogate David Haye. Oh, this is going to be bad for Chisora. Now, he’s going to get a pizza face, and if he’s really lucky, he’ll be put out of his misery early by Wladimir. I doubt it, though. I think Wladimir is going to make Chisora suffer slowly on December 11th.
Steward said this in East Side Boxing’s On the Ropes Boxing Radio program: “Wladimir said they just had a press conference I guess today in Germany, and he said he was very surprised with the confident attitude of Dereck Chisora. He said he’s very confident and he said, ‘It’s really got me even pissed, and I’m going to go training tomorrow.’ He’s really upset, so evidently whatever Dereck said, and the guy really believes in himself, too. So he’s not just talking. Chisora is talking like David Haye, but he’s going to fight, and David wouldn’t fight. He [Wladimir] said, ‘I believe this guy is going to be a challenge to me, Emanuel.’
Wladimir sounds like he needs some self confidence on his own. You would think with his talent and all the fights he’s been in, he’d have come across fighters like Chisora. I’ve seen lots of fighters from the UK just like Chisora, totally seeing themselves as being able to beat anyone. The problem is they end up getting spanked when they take on talented fighters, more of often than not. Wladimir needs to relax, sit back, and start his training the normal time.
Wladimir needs to calm down and watch some of Chisora’s fights on Youtube. I’ve seen pretty much all of them and he looks terrible to me – no power, slow hand speed, wide punches, short, fat and unable to throw a normal looking overhand punch. This is a fighter that Wladimir would have likely beaten as a teenager while in the Olympics. Believe me, Wladimir has nothing to worry about. Chisora is confident, but not in any kind of healthy way. He’s got the confidence of someone that greatly – to the extreme – is overestimating his own talent. Part of that obviously comes from dining on the mediocre opposition he’s been facing in the UK. Beating all those lesser fighters that he’s been facing over and over again, has likely swelled his head. He doesn’t understand yet how limited he really is because he hasn’t fought anyone outside of the little fishbowl he’s been fighting in.
It wouldn’t take a great fighter like Wladimir to beat Chisora. Just put him in with guys like Eddie Chambers, Ruslan Chagaev, Samuel Peter and Tomasz Adamek and you’d see Chisora floundering. I think Chisora is somewhat comparable to Eddie Chambers. He’s roughly the exact same size, only 6’1”, and blubbery like Chambers. However, Chambers is a much better puncher, and has much faster handspeed and a lot better defense. I see Chambers as way superior to Chisora. Wladimir is just reacting to the confidence of Chisora. Once he gets him in the ring, he’ll find out it was just a smoke screen covering up a limited fighter.