Chisora targeting Wladimir Klitschko
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora’s win over American Malik Scott this month has given Chisora ideas for bigger fights, one of which is a title shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Chisora says he wants to fight Wladimir, and he’s hoping the big Ukrainian fighter will say yes to facing him.
I don’t know why Wladimir would fight Chisora aside from looking at the bout as an easy tune-up to stay busy while he waits for bigger fights to appear.
Chisora said to Sky Sports “The best fight for the Klitschkos is me; me against Wladimir. The whole world would be blasting for that fight. I want both of them. I can’t care which one. I’d go to Germany now to box them.”
I hate to drizzle on Chisora’s parade but he already got his chance last year against Vitali Klitschko, and he failed misery, losing by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision to the then 41-year-old Vitali. The thing about that fight is that Chisora couldn’t even beat a one-armed Vitali, and that’s pretty sad.
Vitali hurt his left shoulder in the 2nd round and didn’t use his left hand for the remainder of the fight. It was all right hands from Vitali, and that proved to be more than enough for him to beat Chisora.
I could understand there being some interest in a Chisora-Wladimir fight if Chisora had done anything to redeem himself since getting dominated by Vitali. But Chisora has only fought three times since then, beating someone named Hector Alfredo Avila and Malik Scott, but also getting stopped in the 5th round by David Haye. That’s a 2-1 record in his last three fights for Chisora. That’s not too good, is it?
I think Chisora needs to take on some quality heavyweight like Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev, and if he beats both of them, Chisora can then start calling out Wladimir 24/7 for a fight in Germany. Until then, I think Chisora should stay quiet and realize he’s not worthy for a title shot yet. I mean, the guy isn’t even ranked in the top 15, so why in the heck should Wladimir be wasting a perfectly good title defense on him?