Vitali wants to punish Chisora
By John F. McKenna (McJack): World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s) says that he wants to punish contender Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KO’s) in the ring for his disgusting behavior before and after Saturday nights title clash. Although he won a unanimous one sided decision over “Del-Boy” Vitali is not satisfied. He has indicated to the media that he has a score to settle with Chisora for his rude behavior.
The rude behavior that “Dr. Ironfist” is referring to includes Chisora giving him a hard slap across the face at the weigh in on Friday and then spitting water into the face of his brother Wladimir prior to the fight on Saturday. Then to top things off Dereck became embroiled in a pier 6 brawl with former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye at the post fight press conference.
It had been thought that the brawl would prevent Klitschko from entertaining the idea of engaging Chisora in another contest. But that does not appear to be the case. Vitali was hampered to a large degree by an injury which occurred in the 3rd round to his left shoulder and was unable to KO the brash Brit as he had hoped.
Vitali was quoted in The Telegraph saying the following:
“My brain tells me I do not need a rematch, but my ego, deep inside me, is telling me in no uncertain terms that this guy still needs real punishment from me. I would like to knock him out in the ring. I still have this score to settle.”
Speaking in particular of the brawl Vitali said:
“I saw it all from the podium and I thought I was in the wrong film. Sooner or later such a guy (Chisora) will get his comeuppance. You cannot behave like that.”
Klitschko went on to say he thought Chisora was a showman and was playacting, but then realized that he was not acting.
When asked about David Haye, Vitali said that whatever he said about Chisora goes for Haye as well.
Presently Klitschko manager Bernd Boente appears not to want anything further to do with Chisora, who over the past couple of years has acquired the reputation of being a loose cannon. It is not known if Boente’s stance will soften after he has had a chance to digest all the happenings of the past few days.
It may all be a moot point depending on what action the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) takes, which may include a lengthy or permanent suspension.