Dereck Chisora not scared of Vitali Klitschko
By John F. McKenna (McJack): Although conceding he is gambling by taking on WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s), challenger Dereck Chisora (15-2, 9 KO’s) says that he is not scared of the 6’7 ½” Klitschko.
Of course that is what you would expect a challenger to say less than four weeks before the biggest fight of his life. Chisora will take on the WBC heavyweight champion on February 18 in Munich, Germany. Boxing critics give Dereck very little chance against Vitali.
Chisora however does not seem intimidated in the least to be going up against a champion who is so dominant that he has won virtually every one of the 70 rounds he has fought since returning to the ring in October of 2008 to take the WBC heavyweight title from Sam Peter. In addition, Klitschko has never been behind on the scorecards in a fight. The two fights he lost were due to injuries.
“Del-Boy” as his fans call him suffered his second loss in December to Robert Helenius (17-0, 11 KO’s) in Finland, which is the homeland of Helenius. Many boxing observers feel that the reason Chisora lost was because he fought in Robert’s back yard. The decision in favor of Helenius received world wide condemnation from boxing fans who watched the fight, many giving him only three of the twelve rounds.
Apparently “Dr. Ironfist” also believed that Chisora won his match with Helnius, because he tabbed him to be his next opponent. Chisora claims that he is not intimidated by fighting Vitali in Germany and he gets a lift out of fighting him in his back yard. While Germany is not Klitschko’s homeland he has been embraced by the German people as one of their own.
Chisora believes he has what it takes to take Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight belt back to England. Dereck was quoted by the Mirror while working out in his gym in north London saying:
“I don’t care what people think. They are not the ones who are going in to the ring. I am the one who is doing the fighting so I will decide what happens.
“Vitali has been around for a long time. He is the king of the sport but it’s about time somebody came in who is young and fresh and I am going to whoop his —–“
“A lot of people have tried to stop him but they don’t have the swagger and the passion to go in there and do the business that I have got.”
Chisora went on to say that he is not scared of Vitali and that is why he will be successful. He believes that he will give Klitschko the toughest test of his career.
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