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Chisora thinks Wladimir is scared to fight

Derek Chisora Wladimir KlitschkoBy Jim Dower: Unbeaten Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) is skeptical of IBF/WBO Wladimir Klitschko’s abdominal injury which caused the Ukrainian heavyweight to pull out of this Saturday’s bout in Mannheim, Germany. Chisora, 26, worked hard during training camp and hoping to get a once in a lifetime shot against Klitschko. However, that was taken away form him when Klitschko suddenly pulled out of the fight due to a reported two inch tear of his left abdominal muscle.

The injury will require as long as six weeks to heal. That would be okay but there is now talk that Klitschko may fight WBA heavyweight champion David Haye next instead of rescheduling the Chisora fight to happen next.

In an interview with the BBC Sport Live, Chisora said “I just think he didn’t want it,” which translates into Wladimir being scared of him. It’s hard to believe that because Wladimir has easily beaten many heavyweights during his career that appear to be a lot better than Chisora, but who knows? Chisora did get into Wladimir’s head during their press conferences and had Wladimir steaming more than once from Chisora’s blunt comments about Wladimir’s career, fighting style and even his girlfriend.

It looks like Wladimir is going to have to fight Chisora whether he wants to or not, because Chisora said that he’s not going to step aside and let Wladimir fight Haye, and that he has a clause in his contract that states that Wladimir has to fight him. We’ve yet to hear what Wladimir says about all this. It may be that he wants to fight Chisora next after his injury heals or he could want to fight Chisora after the Haye fight, in which case he’ll likely have to pay him a step aside fee if Chisora agrees to that.


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