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Wladimir pulls out of Chisora fight with torn abdominal injury, Haye likely next

David Haye Derek Chisora Wladimir KlitschkoBy William Mackay: They say with every setback there’s a new door that opens. In the case of IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s), he may end up with a much better fight than the Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) after pulling out of this Saturday’s fight with a torn abdominal injury on the left side of his midsection. Why Wladimir was still working out hard enough to injure himself so close to an important fight isn’t known, but this could still work out well for Wladimir.

Klitschko never needed the Chisora fight other than to stay busy and win a few fans in the UK before challenging WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) next year. But who needs to waste time re-scheduling a fight with Chisora when boxing fans had absolutely zero interest in seeing Wladimir slaughter the overweight Chisora. I’m sorry, but it’s time for Wladimir to move on, forget about Chisora and go after the big target Haye for his next fight.

That’s the one that will make big bank for Wladimir, and get the world wide attention that he has been looking for during his career. At the same time, it will give Wladimir the opportunity to capture the last title that he and his brother WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko have been after for some time. Hopefully, Haye will be open to negotiating with Wladimir now and won’t come up with any pathetic excuses for not fighting him now. Haye’s trainer/manager Adam Booth had said that as soon as the Chisora-Klitschko fight is through, he would sit down with the Klitschko management to start banging out a deal for a fight between Haye and Wladimir. Well, now there’s no longer any excuses for Booth and Haye not to try and make the fight with Wladimir, unless they want to milk their World Boxing Association title a little longer.

In an article at the guardian.co.uk, Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, said “I have no idea when or where the fight might take place or even if it will but it is very encouraging news for David that Klitschko has shown immediate interest in making the fight. I will begin talks with David and Adam Booth as soon as possible to see what we can work out. Obviously the two fighters will put their three combined titles on the line in what will be the biggest fight of the year. ”

Booth also sees the Wladimir injury as a plus, saying “Now that this has happened, we will concentrate all our efforts into getting this fight arranged for David some time in the new year.”


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