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Klitschko Wins Unanimous Decision over Cheeky Chisora

After the fight, Dereck Chisora brawled with David Haye. Props:

By Steve Silverman

It’s fairly clear that Vitali Klitschko’s reign as heavyweight champion has not been respected by all of his opponents. Prior to his unanimous 12-round decision over Dereck Chisora Saturday, the challenger made news by slapping Klitschko across the face at the weigh-in a day before the fight.

Imagine the nerve of Chisora, smacking the champion across the face as if he was a child of the 1960s getting disciplined by his father. (Nowadays, that would never happen because if you slap your own kid across the face the police get called in and I’m not kidding.)

Klitschko (44-2) could not wait to get into the ring against Chisora and teach him a lesson for his disrespect. He pretty much did just that, setting a tone in the opening round by cutting Chisora’s lip. The bout was fairly even for the next three rounds, but then Klitschko started to pound Chisora with a constant one-fisted attack.

That one fist was Klitschko’s right hand because Klitschko claimed that he injured his left hand during the early portion of the fight. Klitschko’s strong right hand was good enough to get him the victory and allow him to retain his World Boxing Council championship.

However, even though Chisora (15-3) lost he gave a fairly good account of himself during the fight. He had several rallies where he would respond to Klitschko’s punches with his own flurries. He appeared to hurt the champion from time to time, but not enough to put the results of the fight in doubt.

Klitschko has not made any official announcements about his future, but he is 40 years old and mulling retirement. He could step away from the sweet science at any time or he could decide to stay active for 1 or 2 more fights.

If he did retire, that would leave his 35-year-old brother Wladimir as the only active fighting Klitschko. Wladimir is considered a slightly better fighter than his older brother and is the Super WBA champion. The two have constantly avoided the prospect of fighting each other throughout their professional careers.

The nervy Chisora is a strange case. The loss to Klitschko was his third in his last four fights, but he backed up his dramatic slap by fighting with the same type of reckless abandon that he showed during the weigh-in.

After the fight with Klitschko, Chisora and former World Boxing Association champion David Haye got into a dispute with both men coming to blows. Chisora felt threatened when he saw that Haye had a bottle in his hand, so he knocked it away and then started throwing punches.

Chisora clearly has a lot of fight left in him and should remain a decent contender and a marketable opponent.


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XENOPHON- February 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm
@ bigpimpin....I bet if Nick Diaz went to box for the cheese, those boxing promoters would pay a mint to him, just to be able to broadcast one of the UFC's best get shit beat out of him on national TV by a professional boxer. Think of all the loss of credibility the boxers now have after Dana White has made them look so bad, they can't even say they where in the fight? ..............................................................................................
I know there are many Slice haters here, but for an old man Kimbo looked real good considering his age and limited training before losing that flunky Mitrione.
macreadysshack- February 20, 2012 at 9:26 am
Are you telling me not one fucking camera got a good shot of the fight? Why are we watching the film from the guy with the camera behind all the cameras?
TfTransplant- February 20, 2012 at 9:22 am
Not one bottle was broken during that brawl. That was the most impressive thing in those six minutes.
ytrebil- February 20, 2012 at 4:23 am
It would be exciting if these 2 were even relevant...

I was a fan of Haye before he made up some stupid excuse about his 'broken' toe. Bahahahah.

I would be bothered about Chisora if he wasn't such a scumbag. He got done a while back for beating up his ex-girlfriend.

Nice guy!
Buster Hyman- February 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm
way to represent your month bro!
wwhitekimbo- February 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm
That dude glassed the shit out of him. Stop glassing hommie
jizzninja- February 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm
two boxers fight and it goes to the ground.hmmm
grundlem- February 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm
I really hope boxing doesn't turn into the WWE (WWF when I watched was I watched).
bigpimp- February 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm
bigpimp- February 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm
chirosa had to pay 10 % of his fight purse for slapping klitschKO.
that was he earned 500k for the fight.
i dont know for klitschko, but i am guessing he made at least 10 times of that...5 millions!
XENOPHON- February 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Can anyone tell me how much Kitscho and his opponent earned for their fight?
XENOPHON- February 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm
@get off me - doesn't the new line spacing suck! Like how fucking hard is it to leave shit alone that worked fine, and fix the shit that matters - like the EDIT button Sean McCorkle asked about
AndyInflammatory- February 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm
wouldnt it be hilarious if David Haye turned up full of holes
Get Off Me- February 19, 2012 at 11:33 am
I went to a nice fight last night up here...if anyone is missing a lawn chair I think I know wo has it.............................................................................................................................................
RearNakedSpoon- February 19, 2012 at 11:26 am
Chisora, the Diaz of boxing.
Which reminds me, [sarcasm] Vitali shouldn't have won the fight because he was backing up the entire fight. [/sarcasm]
bootystar- February 19, 2012 at 11:12 am
I love this shit, keep it coming, just cuz you're rich don't mean you don't take it dry
Dagnut- February 19, 2012 at 11:09 am
Chisora is a proper scumbag..I've heard some stories from people who live in finchley wheres he's from and those threats shouldn't be taken lightly
ThePeoplesTroll- February 19, 2012 at 11:02 am
He glassed me! I am going to shoot David Haye. He glassed me!
lmfao! really tho if someone bottled me i would be just as upset although i wouldn't make death threats in front of 20 cameras and microphones
NaturalBornRunner- February 19, 2012 at 10:55 am
chisora is an embarrassment to all brits he actually got arrested for violent muggings hope they send him back to zimbabwe
Phatdan78- February 19, 2012 at 10:41 am
These things happen in boxing.
Deadpanda- February 19, 2012 at 10:31 am
Boxing press conferences are an absolute joke. As crude as White is at least he runs a tight ship.
rngeorgeh- February 19, 2012 at 10:14 am
Chisora's a piece of shit...looking at the big picture!
theothermatthughs- February 19, 2012 at 9:49 am
Beer should be the mandatory beverage for all post fight confrences. i also think fighters should be sponsored by condoms & guns and all ring girls ex porn stars... sorry i'm just oldfashioned. Chisora v Toney mma rules Fox ?