Give Chisora a break
by Charlie A: I’d like to point something out with this article. I won’t use a lot (some I will) of words on the antics surrounding the David Haye vs. Dereck Chisora post fight brawl case during the Vitali Klitschko – Chisora post fight press conference, rather shed some light on why I think Chisora deserves a break both in the ring and outside.
First of all, Chisora in his two last fights against Robert Helenius and Vitali Klitschko have met up with the most promising and most surely the best heavyweight currently boxing.
Both Helenius and Vitali went out of their fights with Chisora bruised and their main weapons injured due to shoulder injuries suffered in battle. Both opponents are also out of action for months because of injuries to their main weapons. Of some reason the simple question “why” has alluded most of the writers on the different sites.
I’ve used some time watching both the Helenius fight and the Vitali fight a few times, and there are some similarities.
Vitali’s main weapon, his left was under heavy bombardment as well as the left side of his lower back from get go.
Quite early in the fight you could see Vitali’s left arm get increasingly limp after each heavy shot to his left arm and lower back.
Same with Helenius, after a few rounds it was quite clear that his right arm went limp on him after the relentless heavy bombardment to the same areas from Chisora.
From what I can see, this is clearly a tactical choice from Chisora, remove the main offensive weapons of your opponent, then try to land some other bombs if the opportunities arise.
Both opponents had one shoulder torn, in my opinion after watching the fights a few times is that it is not a coincidence.
Well executed tactics in my view, although he didn’t win the fights he surely gave both of them serious problems. Give the guy some credit for this.
Vitali also deserves credit for winning the fight with a proper injury, Helenius did not impress under the same circumstances.
While everyone agrees that Chisora went too far with the spitting and post fight brawl, I am a bit surprised by the heavy damnation afterwards.
Pre-post fight brawls is nothing new in pro boxing, the Klitchko’s are perhaps so nice that we have forgotten what heavyweight boxing used to be.