Chisora: I’m going to be a World heavyweight champion one day
By William Mackay: Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KO’s) will be meeting with the British Boxing Board of Control next Wednesday on March 14th to see what kind of penalization he’ll be receiving from the board if any. Chisora, 28, will be represented by his lawyer and will try to explain why he chose to slap WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko during the weigh-in before their February 18th fight last month in addition to spitting in his brother Wladimir Klitschko’s face with water before the fight and taking part in a brawl with David Haye at the post fight press conference.
Chisora ended up losing by a fairly wide 12 round decision to Vitali in that fight, and has now lost three out of his last four fights since July of last year. A ban by the BBBofC will no doubt hurt Chisora, but he’s not expected to receive a lengthy ban for his behavior. Chisora still believes in his own skills and thinks he’s going to win a world title one of these days once he’s allowed to get back in the ring.
Chisora said as quoted by the independent.co.uk “I just hope they [BBBofC] realize how sorry I am and that all I really want is for me to be allowed to get back in the ring again and do what I do best, and fight. Because I know one day I will be the world champion and that Britain will be proud of me.”
I have no doubts about Chisora being sorry for his actions, because it did look a lot like a promotional ploy on his part that went a little too far. However, I don’t know that I see Chisora as being capable of ever winning a world title in the heavyweight division, even as weak as the division is right now. He’s got youth on his side, of course, and can wait out the Klitschko brothers until they retire. But even with the Klitschkos out of the picture someday, Chisora will have huge problems with the heavyweights that are left over, such as David Price, Tyson Fury, Alexander Dimitrenko, Kubrat Pulev, Denis Boytsov, Chris Arreola, and a healthy Robert Helenius.