Chisora: It’s not hard to beat a Klitschko
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (15-2, 9 KO’s) figures it to be an easy thing to beat one of the Klitschko brothers for some reason. The short 6’1’ slightly rotund Chisora will get his chance to prove that theory on February 18th when he faces WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s) at the Olypiahalle in Munich, Germany.
Chisora sees it as a very winnable fight, while the rest of the world sees him as another punching bag for the 40-year-old Vitali.
Chisora told the heraldscotland.com “It’s not hard to beat a Klitschko You have to be busy, you have to be brave and you just need to keep hitting them.”
What Chisora forget to say is that you need a little height, a lot of speed and a lot of power and Chisora unfortunately is missing all three of those categories. Chisora is too short, too slow and too weak to beat Vitali. As such, he’s talking about the perfect heavyweight in his mind that could do all those things against the Klitschkos to beat them, but he doesn’t possess any of those qualities, so he’s going to lose and lose badly.
Chisora continues “They try to make everybody fight at their pace. It’s jab, jab, jab, and then a big right hand and then a rest. I’m not going to fight at his pace; I’m going to make him fight at my pace. It’s the heavyweight championship of the world and it’s not meant to be boring. They are boring.”
This coming from a heavyweight that gasses out against Tyson Fury and needed constant rest breaks in his last fight against Robert Helenius. Chisora might have actually had won that fight if he didn’t stop and take rest breaks. When he was in close, Chisora was often just wrestling rather than punching. He looked far too tired to keep punching.
Chisora doesn’t throw a lot of punches and is more of weaker version of Chris Arreola without the height, the big left hook and the nice right hand that Arreola has going for him. Chisora is a watered down version of Arreola, and we saw what Vitali did to Arreola in stopping him in a one-sided beating in 2009.
Chisora will be very, very lucky if he can make it past six rounds. Forget about him making it to the 10th, because there won’t be a referee that will permit him to soak up punishment for that long without stepping in to save the poor Brit from getting seriously hurt.