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Wladimir Klitschko Issues Statement on Dereck Chisora’s Behavior

Posted on 02/19/2012

Wladimir Klitschko’s statement after Chisora’s scandalous behaviour during fight week

Dear friends,

I am shocked and deeply embarrassed by the actions of Dereck Chisora and his team over this past week.

It saddens me how he represented the sport of boxing and disrespected the Champion of the World Vitali Klitschko at the weigh-in and fight night.

But even more embarrassing and disgraceful to the sport was the post fight press conference.

With journalists from all over the world in attendance, this same man Dereck Chisora, got into a fight with Adam Booth, the trainer of David Haye, and David Haye himself. Dereck then promised out loudly multiple times right in front of the press to “personally SHOOT AND KILL David Haye!!!”

For all of the great Champions from the past that have been polishing the image of the sport of boxing and giving it the glamour, respect and recognition while setting a good example for the youth of the world to follow, this type of behavior kills all that hard work from the former champs and teaches disrespect for the sport and fellow human beings.

There has to be consequences for these kinds of actions and must never be tolerated by the boxing organizations, the media, fellow boxers and boxing fans. It must be stopped, otherwise the sport of boxing is going to go down the hill fast!

I just wanted to share my feelings and thoughts with you and hope some type of action is taken to show the world that the sport of boxing WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behaviour.

With respect,

Wladimir Klitschko


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