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Klitschko vs. Chisora: A real look inside

Derek Chisora Vitali Klitschko Klitschko-Chisoraby James Hardiman (Chaos J): About a week ago, I wrote an article called ‘The Klitschko Curse Returns!’ and I hoped this would prove a point to certain biased writer/s with the intellect of a dust mite (not mentioning names) who hate on the Klitschko brothers for no real reason other then they are not American.

We can safely say he will not be on a British fans christmas card list either. However over the last couple of days, I have read a couple of articles regarding Vitali Klitschko’s upcoming fight with Brit Dereck Chisora in Germany and it seems these certain writers have not taken any fact based wisdom from the mentioned article and continue to pour scorn on both the champion and the challenger. The way some of these entry’s are written would not look out of place scribbled on the back of a Little Chef menu with a pink crayon.


I am, and im sure the vast majority of you readers are getting pretty fed up with reading the same old badly written propaganda these people are putting out there so I would like to atleast offer some unbiased insight on the Klitschko/Chisora fight for those who like a decent read without loving or hating a fighter based on their skin colour or nationality.

British Challenger Dereck Chisora (15-2-10 KO’s) is now at a pivotal point in his career having been robbed blind in his fight with European champion Robert Helenius and undeservedly having a loss added to his record only months after suffering his first defeat against fellow brit Tyson Fury. A win in Munich would shock the boxing world but a defeat would probably spell the end of Dereck as a serious contender. Vitali has come under fire for supposedly cherry picking the ‘soft’ Chisora but if he had of offered the title shot to Helenius, who in most sane eyes lost to Chisora, would Vitali have gained any respect? How could you possibly justify Helenius getting the shot over Chisora? Vitali watched the fight and chose to fight the real winner.

So what chance does Chisora have? According to most, he has little to none. In all honestly, he looked dreadful in his one sided loss to Fury and didnt look much better in his 6 round points decision over journeyman Remigijus Ziausys. I can honestly say I did not give him much of a chance against Helenius based on those performances but was proved wrong! He looked like he had dropped a few pounds and was moving very well. He likes to press fighters and can cause damage when he gets on the inside which Helenius allowed him to do time and time again. He doesn’t have any really outstanding attributes to his game. I mean, he has decent speed and power but nothing world beating. What he does have is heart. He’s a tough fighter who I dont think is going to run around the ring like Haye did with Wladamir, he will come to fight and do his best to stop Vitali doing what he wants to do. To have any hope of getting a victory here, I think he needs to get in as close as possible as often as possible and work the body with quick hard hooks and jump out again. If I was him, I would not worry about going for headshots all that much as we all know that Vitali could take a wrecking ball on the chin and come straight back at you. One thing Dereck does not want to do is get into a slugfest with Vitali because there will only be one winner.

So what more do we really need to know about Vitali? At 40 years old ‘Dr Eisenfaust’ has shown no signs of slowing down. Still has bone crushing power, still has that sickening left jab, still has that ridiculously underrated hand speed. We know he loves taking the center of the ring and we know that it will take something really really special to put him on the canvas so its same old Vitali Klitschko.
One thing I have noticed about Vitali in his old age is he seems to have developed a real evil streak. No longer does he want to blast opponents out early but beat them senseless for as long as possible before ending their torment in the later rounds, his near manslaughter of Tomasz Adamek back in September really showed this. I feel he could of blasted him out in the 1st or 2nd if he really wanted to but it ended up looking like a cat that has its paw on the near dead rats tail, toying with it and making it falsely believe it had a slim chance of escape. The very brave and game American Chris Arreola was also a victim of Vitali’s warped and sadistic game. You sometimes get the impression that he would have no qualms about killing someone in that ring. A lovely man outside of the ring but a no nonsense psychopath inside it.

I see this as being a quite interesting contest with both men coming to fight. I dont think there is many others in the division brave enough to take on Vitali so all credit to Chisora. If Chisora does all the right things and fights in the same manner he did against Helenius then who knows, he could pull off a shock but Klitschko is a completely different animal to that of Helenius and Chisora has to aknowledge this if he is to stand any chance. I personally see a brave Chisora losing by either a one sided points decision or late knockout but in a certain writers eyes it wont make any difference. Vitali will get no credit for victory and Chisora will get fobbed off as a bum. The usual.

I hope that was a slight improvement on the usual nursery school stuff your regularly exposed to.

Feel free to hit me up at Thelastherodnb@hotmail.co.uk

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