Chisora: Vitali has no power; Haye would beat him
By Allan Fox: Dereck Chisora thinks WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko would come out on the losing end if he were to accept a fight with David Haye. Chisora, who lost to Vitali last February, came away from the fight noting that Vitali doesn’t have big power, and he thinks he would struggle if he fought right now.
Speaking at the post-fight press conference last Saturday night after his 5th round TKO loss to Haye, Chisora said “Vitali don’t fight no more. He has no power. I think he [Haye] would do amazingly well [and] would probably win.”
Vitali doesn’t seem eager to accept a fight with Haye for some reason. Instead of taking on Haye and getting a lot of attention around the world from boxing fans in addition to a huge payday, Vitali is content to fight WBC #7 Manuel Charr on September 8th in a fight that few people care about. The Char-Vitali fight is very similar to the recent mismatches between his brother Wladimir Klitschko and 40-year-old Tony Thompson and 39-year-old Jean-Marc Mormeck.
Vitali does seem to have lost a lot of speed and power in his last couple of fights, which might explain his reluctance to take the Haye fight. Vitali’s manager Bernd Boente said that Haye blew his chance at fighting Vitali by taking the bout with Chisora. However, when Haye attended the Chisora-Vitali post-fight press conference last February to try and get a fight with Vitali, he was shooed off by Boente, who told him then he had blown his chance for a fight against Vitali, and suggested that Haye go and right Chisora instead. Then when Haye went ahead and did just that, Boente changed his tune and used it as an excuse for Vitali not to fight Haye. It’s pretty disappointing because a fight between Haye and Vitali is a much bigger fight than the Vitali-Charr fight. There’s no comparison, because almost no one cares about Vitali’s fight against Charr except for a handful of Charr fans.