Confident Chisora ready to dethrone world champion
DERECK Chisora is confident he can stop multiple world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, who he challenges for the WBO, IBF and IBO titles in Mannheim, Germany, on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Hampstead Garden Suburb resident earned his shot at the big time after the ninth round stoppage of Sam Sexton in September to secure the Commonwealth belt.
That emphatic victory followed his swift disposal of British champion Danny Williams at Upton Park in May.
Chisora had Williams down twice in the second round, before the referee stopped the fight.
Chisora has been preparing for the biggest fight of his career at a training camp in Scotland and admits he can’t wait to get into the ring with the 34-year-old Ukrainian, who has won 55 of his 58 bouts.
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The six foot, six and a half inch multiple world champion has stopped 49 of his opponents and has a height and reach advantage over six foot, one and a half inch Chisora.
But, despite Klitschko’s undoubted credentials, Chisora, who started out as an amateur at Finchley ABC and signed with promoter Frank Warren after winning the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2005, is confident that he can come out on top.
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“I had a great training camp in Scotland, and I’ve just been putting the finishing touches here in London,” said Chisora, who arrived in the UK from Zimbabwe as a boy.
“I’m ready and I can’t wait. I’m going to prove that Klitschko made a big mistake by choosing me as an opponent.
“I’m not going to play by Klitschko’s rules. To exchange punches with him at a distance is not for me. I’m going right through his protection to chop him down.
“It will be very spectacular for the audience. When I get to Wladimir’s jaw, he will fall, but he won’t get up.
“On the evening of December 11, all of Klitschko’s fans will suffer inconsolable grief. There will be a new champ.”
“The heavyweight game used to be the mother of all sports, but it’s gone down.
“The Americans ain’t producing nothing, the Klitschkos have made the sport boring so there’s no-one out there – except for Dereck Chisora.
“I’m here to save boxing.”