Klitschko manager says Chisora won’t be getting a rematch with Vitali
By William Mackay: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko said yesterday that he’s tempted to give British heavyweight Dereck Chisora a rematch to try and improve on his recent performance by going out and knocking him out next time. However, Bernd Boente, Vitali’s manager, said Chisora will not be given a second chance against Vitali.
Boente said to Sky Sports News “A rematch is absolutely inconceivable and won’t happen. Of course, Vitali has been affected emotionally, but a fight is not up for discussion and will not offer Chisora a further platform.”
This has got to be really bad news for Chisora, who was asking for a rematch after losing a somewhat competitive 12 round unanimous decision to the big Ukrainian last Saturday night. Chisora perhaps hurt his case for getting a second fight with Vitali by slapping him in the face without warning last Friday during the weigh-in, and then following that up by attempting to attack Vitali as he walked through the ring ropes into the ring on the night of the fight. Chisora wasn’t done there, however, as he then walked up to Wladimir and spat water into his face. The the final straw perhaps was Chisora’s brawl with former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye at the post fight press conference. It was almost surreal all of the things Chisora was involved with in just two days.
Boente no doubt isn’t a popular person to a lot of boxing fans, as well as to Haye and his trainer/manager Adam Booth. Boente is seen a person by some as getting in the way of a Haye-Vitali fight, because he doesn’t want that fight to happen. But as far as a Vitali vs. Chisora II rematch goes, it kind of makes sense for it not to happen because of a number of things. First of all, Chisora has lost three out of his last four fights. Grant, one of those loses, his defeat to Robert Helenius, was highly questionable, but Chisora’s losses to Tyson Fury and Vitali weren’t at all questionable.
Losing two out of your last four fights isn’t good either, and Chisora had the advantage of facing an injured Helenius and Vitali. Both fighters suffered shoulder injuries in their fights with Chisora. Helenious reportedly came into the fight with Chisora with a lingering right shoulder injury that was further aggravated during the course of the fight. Boente likely figyures that trying to sell a fight between Chisora and Vitali might not be worth the trouble, because of Chisora’s unpredictable behavior inside and outside of the ring. Vitali is better off shooting for fights against Haye or some of the other top contenders like Tyson Fury and Chris Arreola.