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Wladimir Klitschko: “I will make you [Chisora] eat your words”

By Matt Stein: IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) will be looking to shut challenger Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) when they meet up on December 11th at the SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Klitschko has taken issue with the lack of respect that the obscure, inexperienced British fighter has shown him in their press conferences. Chisora, 26, appears to be parroting many of the same words that WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has been saying about Klitschko, calling him “Boring.”

Chisora said this to Klitschko recently in their London press conference: “I am more hungry than any other fighter he’s boxed. I want it more than he wants it. It’s not going to be a boxing match, it’s going to be a fight. I’m going to take him out of his comfort zone. I didn’t expect it to come as early as this. The opportunity has knocked on my door and I took it.”

Talk about biting the hand that feeds. Instead of being so hostile, Chisora really should be thanking Wladimir 24/7 because it was Wladimir who hand-picked Chisora to fight. He didn’t have to pick him. This was a fight that Wladimir wanted in order to get better known by British audiences. He’s also impressed with what he’s seen of Chisora in his recent wins. Chisora has looked good in taking out Danny Williams and Sam Sexton, but unfortunately those fighters aren’t really 1st tier fighters, so we still don’t know how good or not good Chisora is. He doesn’t look particularly powerful or fast. Chisora is predicting an 8th round knockout. If he’s to fulfill this prediction, he’s going to have to show better speed and power than he’s been showing in his fights with Sexton and Williams, because the Chisora that won those fights looked far too slow for Wladimir.

Klitschko says “You say I have no boxing skills, you say it’s going to be rough and tough. Maybe you consider me a bum in boxing. Well, good luck. I will make you eat your words. I love to do paintwork on your face.”Chisora says he moves too fast and that his head movement will keep Wladimir from landing his shots. Chisora might give Klitschko some problems with the movement, but he’s going to land eventually with something big and probably fast and that could be it for Chisora. He’s going to have to take some major shots from Wladimir in order to land his own two-fisted variety. The problem is Chisora might not last long enough to land his big shots.

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