All is now set for a memorable bout tonight between Vitali Klitschko and Dereck Chisora for the WBC crown in the Olympic Hall, Munich, Germany.
Chisora was scheduled to fight Wladimir Klitschko ,Vitali’’s brother last year but the Ukrainian pulled out on two occasions because of injury.
Since winning his title in 2004,Vitali Klitschko has defended the title nine times including a bout against Nigerian Samuel Peters.
Tonight’s challenge is coming in the form of Chisora, who is 13 years younger than Klitschko but the Ukranian has a massive advantage in weight and reach. Klitschko is 6-7 tall and has a reach of 80 inches.
Chisora is 6-2 and has a 74-inch reach. . Vitali knocked out Poland’s Tomasz Adamek in his last fight on September 10 while Chisora was beaten on a split decision by Finland’s Robert Helenius in an European title challenge on Dec. 3.
Klitschko is the second-oldest boxer to hold a world heavyweight title behind George Foreman, who was 45 when he knocked out Michael Moorer to reclaim the WBA belt in Las Vegas in 1994.
He has also won 43 of his 45 fights, and his brother Wladimir has held all the heavyweight belts between them since the younger sibling defeated David Haye on points in July last year to add the Briton’s WBA belt to his IBF and WBO crown.
One of his biggest strength is his superior reach to jab away at his opponents until he can deliver his big right. About tonight’s fight with Chisora, he said. “I’m really looking forward to teaching this young gentleman a lesson.
He is from Britain, but he’s lacking appropriate manners,” “You promised to knock me out in eight rounds. Yeah, round No. 8,” Klitschko said. “And you know what, I was so impressed and I believed you. And because of this impression I went to training camp.
And they prepared me very hard. … This belt, I won’t give you on Saturday night. You don’t have a chance. You have a try. You have a chance to try.”
Meanwhile, Chisora, 28, a former British and commonwealth champion has promised to end Klitschko’s near decade-long reign.
He also wants to stop Klitschko’s run of 10 successive world title victories since he was stopped on a cut in the sixth round against former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in 2003.
Chisora’s strengths are his agility and quick hands. Chisora, whose record stands at 15 wins and two defeats, also lost his British and commonwealth titles to compatriot Tyson Fury in July. “I’m looking forward to this fight,” Chisora said.
“And I trained hard. And the way we’re going to be fighting will be a hundred miles an hour from the first round to round eight, which I promise you fans that he’s going down on.”
For good measure, he then went on to taunt the Ukrainian. “Right now, I can smell fear in this corner right now. If you can’t smell it, I can. You know, right here I smell a bit of fear, to the opposite side, because they know they’re about to lose something massive,”
Chisora said as he pointed at Klitschko. “I’m physically, emotionally, mentally looking forward to this fight because it’s going to be one heck of a fight, I tell you that now.”