Wladimir would have given Chisora a lot of problems
By Allan Fox: As good as Derek Chisora did against a one-armed WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko last Saturday night, Chisora would have really struggled against Vitali’s younger brother IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. That would have been a really long night for Chisora because Wladimir not only punches harder than Vitali, but he’s a lot faster, throws punches from a lot more different angles, has a lot stronger jab and moves really well around the ring.
Chisora would have taken a lot of head shots against Wladimir no matter how much head movement that Chisora used and he would have ended up getting what Wladimir refers to as a “pizza face” by the end of the fight. It’s too bad Chisora lost to Vitali because it would have been the perfect setup for a revenge of the brother fights where Wladimir moves in to beat the guy that beat his brother, which is what happened when Vitali suffered a similar left shoulder injury that he did last Saturday in his fight against Chris Byrd in April 2000.
Vitali fought poorly against Byrd after injuring his left shoulder and was forced to fight using only his right arm until the fight was halted after the 9th round with Vitali quitting on his stool. Wladimir turned around and fought Byrd later in the year and beat him badly by a one-sided 12 round decision to avenge Vitali’s loss. However, Chisora was beaten despite giving Vitali some problems and the loss now likely knocks Chisora out of the top 15 due to him having lost three out of his last four fights. Wladimir would probably like to face Chisora so that he could get revenge for Chisora spitting in his face before the fight last Saturday and for the slap Chisora gave Vitali last Friday at the weigh-in. However, with Chisora now facing a possible lifetime ban from boxing and with him also knocked out of the top 15, Wladimir probably won’t ever get a chance to beat Chisora up.