Derek Chisora is just days away from the biggest fight of his career as he gets ready to take on WBC Heavyweight king, Vitali Klitschko in Munich.
It could be third time lucky for Chisora who had seen two previous scheduled world title bouts with Vitali’s brother, Wladimir fall through.
The build up to this match up has been somewhat low key, especially when you consider the media circus that arrived in Germany the last time a Brit challenged a Klitschko, David Haye’s failed attempt to wrestle the heavyweight crown from Wladimir.
Chisora may not be as well known as Haye and few give him much of a chance against Vitali, who his widely regarded as the better of the brothers but his underdog status could work in his favour.
‘Delboy’ has nothing to lose and everything to gain and as we have seen before in heavyweight boxing it only takes one big shot to make you a star. Chisora’s record is ok if not inspiring. A disappointing defeat to Tyson Fury and a controversial defeat against European champion Robert Helenius are the only blemishes.
Defeat against Klitschko would not be the end for Chisora and he would be able to come again. Victory would take him to the world stage and set-up a potential showdown with Wladimir or maybe even a returning David Haye.
If Chisora is to return to England as the WBC champ then he needs to knock Vitali out, the chances of him getting a points decision over in Germany are almost non-existent.
It will be a big shock if Chisora pulls it off but more than anything I think British boxing fans want him to give a good account of himself with no mention of toes post match if he doesn’t manage to get the victory.
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