By Scott Gilfoid: Although promoter Frank Warren doesn’t come out and make a pick in the December 11th fight between his fighter Derek Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) in his title bout against IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s), you can tell Warren is concerned about this being a big step up for the 26-year-old Chisora to be taking after only 14 fights as a pro.
By Scott Gilfoid: British and Commonwealth champion Derek Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) seems like he’s living in a dream world, as he’s already looking past his next fight with IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) and is thinking of Wladimir’s brother Vitali Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight title that he wants next. Despite being British, Chisora isn’t interested in taking on the winner of the World Boxing Association heavyweight clash between champion David Haye and Audley Harrison. Instead, Chisora, 26, had this to say at Sky Sports News, “I don’t really care about those other two guys, David Haye and his friend Audley Harrison. They have nothing I want to be honest. The belt [Haye’s WBA strap] has got is one of the lowest, so I don’t really care about it. The WBC one [the belt belonging to Vitali Klitschko] is the one I want. I want to be a massive underdog. I don’t want everybody to be like ‘Oh, he’s got a chance.’ I want to shock the world. It is a big step up but it’s the only name everybody’s afraid of. Say Klitschko and everybody’s like ‘wow, oh my god.’ The name hits you straight away. But if you think about it, the guy is beatable and I am going to beat him.”
By Mark Hepplestall: Firstly I would like to point out I am a Wladimir Klitschko Fan and I am a Derek Chisora fan and for that very reason I can see exactly why these two vastly different boxers are not ready to fight each other. Wladimir is without doubt the best boxer in the Heavyweight Division while Derek Chisora is not even at European level yet.
By Mark Hepplestall: This is the first time I have wrote a negative article about any boxing match it’s just that this fight cannot be sugar-coated anymore; Derek “Del-Boy” Chisora has got a fight against the number 1 rated heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. This is the biggest mismatch in the heavyweight division since; well ever really it’s even worse the Haye vs. Harrison.
By Joe Mitchell: It has been confirmed that unbeaten British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion will fight the No1 heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko on December 11th in Germany. Although people see this as a complete mismatch I do not. Chisora is a young hungry opponent who will at least try his best when he gets in the ring unlike recently Sam Peter who said he his greatest shape but fought in the ring like a novice and tried to just knock out Wladimir quickly and after the first round he just froze in the ring and Wlad toyed with him for 10 rounds before eventually stopping him.
By Sean Pollock: Dereck Chisora (14-0) has had a remarkable year. He has gone from relatively unknown heavyweight to a recognized prospect after wins over Danny Williams and Sam Sexton. He won the British heavyweight title in May and then the Commonwealth title in September- both inside the distance. The unbeaten fighter now finds himself in a ‘Rocky-esque’ situation having signed up to fight the number one heavyweight in the world, Wladimir Klitschko (55-3); with view to fighting his brother Vitali Klitschko if he triumphs.
By Dan Ambrose: Promoter Frank Warren says the contract for Derek Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) vs. IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) says that Chisora has to face Vitali Klitschko next if Chisora beats Wladimir. Warren says “It’s in the contract that if he beats Wladimir, then he has to face Vitali next, but he’s got a big job ahead of him first.” You can say that again. Chisora has an almost impossible task ahead of him in trying to beat Wladimir unless Chisora improves a lot in the next two months. He faces Wladimir on December 11th at the SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and that’s not a lot of time for Chisora to work on the many flaws in his game.
By Jim Dower: British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Derek Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) signed the contract to fight IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) on Monday for a fight that will be taking place on December 11th at the SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, according to boxing news from Dan Rafael.
By William Mackay: WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (24-1, 22 KO’s) is favored to beat former 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Audley Harrison (27-4, 20 KO’s) next month in their fight at the M.E.N. Arena, in Manchester, England. However, not everyone sees Haye as the winner of that fight. Boxers Martin Rogan and Derek Chisora are both picking Harrison to beat Haye, feeling that he wants it more than Haye. In a Skysports.com, article, Chisora says “I know both fighters and I’ve seen Audley Harrison fight and I’ve seen David Haye fight and I’d put my money on Audley, because he’s got the eye of the tiger. He wants it more than David. David Haye didn’t want this fight, he’s the champion, but I don’t think he wants to fight any more. I think he wanted to be champion and prove to the people, but I don’t think he wants to fight – But Audley does and I think he will put it on him.”
By Sean McDaniel: IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) may have more problems with his next opponent Derek Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) than a lot of people when they will likely meet up on December 11th in Germany. The fight still is in the negotiation period but it’s looking like Chisora will be next for Wladimir. Chisora has the ability to put a lot of pressure on Klitschko and he could end up wearing him down much in the same way that Lamon Brewster and Ross Purity did in the past by making him expend a lot of energy.