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Chisora gives his thoughts as to why he thinks Wladimir pulled out of their fight

By Jim Dower: Unbeaten British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) doesn’t appear to be buying into IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s excuse of having injured his abdominal muscle yesterday. Chisora, 26, thinks Wladimir saw him as a risky opponent and was unhappy at seeing how the German people were suddenly backing him.

In an article at, Chisora said “Wladimir saw me when we trained yesterday. The German people were behind me and he didn’t like that, so he discussed with his promoter and said, ‘you know what, this is a very risky fight, let’s pull out.'”

This is actually kind of humorous and really hard to take serious. I can’t believe for a minute that Wladimir or his promoter would put together a phony excuse just to avoid a fighter like Chisora, who Wladimir really wanted to punish for all the things that Chisora had said about him during their press conferences together. I don’t think Wladimir would do that kind of thing to avoid a fighter with as little experience as Chisora. This is a fighter that Wladimir personally picked out of the pack of available heavyweight contenders after doing a lot of research on his past fights. In other words, Wladimir saw a fighter that he could likely beat without too many problems and asked him if he’d like to fight. I doubt that Wladimir would suddenly get scared of fighting Chisora after seeing some of the German fans cheering for Chisora while he worked out. Chisora seems to be a fighter that’s tailor made for Wladimir to beat. Chisora is like a smaller, weaker version of Lamon Brewster. I don’t think Wladimir is afraid of Chisora.

Wladimir still has to fight Chisora, as Dereck’s promoter Frank Warren said that the contract states that Wladimir has 180 days to fight Chisora after a postponement.

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