Should Wladimir have slugged Chisora when he spit in his face?
By Scott Gilfoid: I really hate the way that IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Kltischko turned the other cheek when Brit heavyweight Dereck Chisora spit water in his face before Chisora’s fight against Wladimir’s brother WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko last Saturday night at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany.
Let me tell you, if Chisora had spit in my face I think they would have had of had to pull me off of him because I would have buried Chisora with punches from head to toe. I would have raked him with punches. I’m not talking about one punches; I’m talking about dozens of punches until they pried me off of him with with a crowbar. But why in the heck didn’t Wladimir fire on Chisora? And why did he lick his lips and smile after Chisora spit the water in his face?
The guy got disrespected but then he’s going to smile and lick his lips? I don’t see how Wladimir came out ahead in that interaction for him to be smiling as if he did a good turn. I hate to say it but it looked like Wladimir got punked and didn’t have the nerve to go after Chisora to fix his wagon for disrespect. I know Chisora wasn’t too happy with Wladimir for him pulling out of two fights due to an injury, but he STILL was given a fight against his brother Vitali. It’s not like they played a game on Chisora just to screw him around. They didn’t have to give him any fight because as ranked as low as he is at #14 by the WBC, the Klitschkos could have ignored him until some other novice heavyweight beat him soundly the same way that Tyson Fury did last year. Chisora seemed to have a sense of entitlement and amnesia, forgetting that he still being given a title shot that he hardly deserved given his two losses out of his last three fights.
I know some boxing fans are applauding Wladimir for showing restraint by not slugging Chisora after being spit on, but I think it made Wladimir look bad by him not doing anything. Being spit on and then smiling was weird to me. And then later on, David Haye slugs Chisora at the after fight press conference, and Haye is suddenly seen as a hero to a lot of boxing fans. It could have been Wladimir that was getting the praise and not Haye if he had at least smacked Chisora for the spitting.