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Chisora misses out on Klitschko fight
Gr8 Britain vs The World show falling apart!
Posted Dec 09, 2010 by Jeff Dawson
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The Gr8 Britain versus The World show is falling to pieces at the seams after three of the scheduled title fights were postponed or fighters swapped because of injury. And that includes the one we all wanted to see – Dereck Chisora against the WBO and IBF heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko.
The reigning world champion has been forced to withdraw because of a back injury whilst Nathan Cleverly will now face Nadjib Mohammedi following the withdrawal of Alejandro Lakatos. The other fight to suffer has seen Frankie Gavin pull out of a scheduled fight with Dean Harrison for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-welterweight belt as he is suffering from flu. That fight has been replaced with Larry Olubamiwo against Samir Kurtagic for the vacant International Masters Heavyweight title.
But the one I’m most gutted about is Chisora and Klitschko as this promised to give us a great story of some kind.
I’m in no way suggesting Chisora could have won this, in fact after some of the things he’s done in and out of the ring, I don’t think he deserves a shot at the heavyweight world champion. But this fight promised to show whether Chisora has the ability to become the best in the world.
I don’t think he’d have beaten Wladimir but I think he’d have given him a fight and made a name for himself along the way. It’s a massive loss to Saturday’s fight night and already many conspiracy theories are being thrown about.
Some fans have claimed that Klitschko has run away scared and is spineless while others think the men behind the scenes won’t let the Klitschko’s fight another Brit until they’ve been in the ring with belt holder David Haye.
Others think that the Klitschko’s are delaying fights in the hope that David Haye will retire and they don’t have to face him.
All very cynical views but it does make you wonder a few things. Did Klitschko prepare for this fight properly or has he realised that he’s not in decent shape to face Chisora? Is he hoping the Haye fight will now take place instead? Or is he simply injured?
Answers on a postcard please folks…