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No-hoper Chisora only has a knockout chance to beat Vitali

Derek Chisora Vitali Klitschko Klitschko vs. Chisora Klitschko-ChisoraBy Scott Gilfoid: Dereck Chisora (15-2, 9 KO’s) has a chance at beating WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s) on February 18th, says Lennox Lewis. He gives Chisora a fair chance of winning the fight over the 40-year-old Vitali if he can land a big shot to topple the 6’7″ Ukrainian Vitali on the canvas.

It sounds good when Lewis talks about it, but it doesn’t make any sense when you think about it for more than 3 seconds. Chisora is a textbook case of a no-hoper who’s going to lose no matter what he does in the ring. I know technically Chisora has a chance to win if he can connect with a big shot that Vitali can’t handle, but I think the chances of that happening are so slim that it’s comparable to a killer comet finding earth from outer space.


Chisora is going to lose on February 18th as sure as the sun will be coming up the next day. The only interesting thing to speculate in the fight is how Chisora will lose – by knockout or lopsided points decision. I say early knockout by the 6th at the latest. The reason it’ll be early is because Chisora intends on taking the fight to Vitali in the same way he did against Robert Helenius. This will make Vitali’s job so much easier, because he’ll have the rounded Chisora plodding forward and giving Vitali a huge target to aim at.

Chisora will hit the canvas in this fight and there’s not much he can do about it. He can’t train to avoid going down because it’s beyond training. He’s just not in the same class as Vitali and never will be. This is what happens when you take a domestic level Brit like Chisora and throw him in with a world champion of the back of a loss to Helenius.

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