UPDATE: Klitschko is now fighting David Haye.
By Scoop Malinowski
Regarding the confident talk emanating from the Derek Chisora training camp, boxing commentator and historian Philip H. Anselmo shares his thoughts on the upcoming Wladimir Klitschko vs. Derek Chisora showdown…
Every boxer and trainer are pretty much going to say the same things (about how confident they are), especially when fighting a fighter that’s considered “The Best’ in their division.
Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have had several fighters try and get under their skin over their careers, but good luck doing that. What Chisora and his trainer Don Charles are forgetting is that both brothers have been boxing since they were very young, and they’ve heard it all…Take Wladimir for example. Do you think Chisora has gotten under Wladimir’s skin as much as Davey Hayefaker? Hell no! But Wlad sees Chisora as the type who very well may lay everything on the line come fight night, like most challengers to the Klitschko throne say they’re gonna do but normally fail to follow through.
It’s not their (the challenger’s) fault. That’s what they’re supposed to say. But once Chisora is inside the ring with Wlad, like so many others before him, I expect he’ll be taken to school.
I’ve seen where some writers have compared this fight to Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks 1, because Chisora has only 14 professional fights compared to Wlad’s 58. The difference is Wlad is in his prime. Ali was 36 and on the way out when Spinks beat him in 1978. Chisora’s challenge will be much more difficult.
Believe me, Wlad has ice water in his veins and too much experience to let “Del Boy” annoy him. And expect Wlad to control the fight from the first bell to the last, whenever that comes.
Wlad will dominate, and if Chisora is really aggressive, it might be an early night for the Brit.
Remember, Wlad is the destroyer of many-a-young fighter (Brock, Chambers, Castillo, etc.).
Chisora will be no different, big talk, or not.
Wlad TKO/KO 8.
Philip H. Anselmo is a musician, vocalist, songwriter for such groups as Pantera, Down, Super Joint Ritual and Arson Anthem. You can keep up with Phil’s latest music production and going-ons, including his video interview with New Orleans Saints star Jeremy Shockey at www.housecorerecords.com