Chisora slaps Klitschko at the weigh-in and runs off
HAS Dereck Chisora put a few more bums on seats for tonight’s WBC heavyweight title challenge by slapping champion Vitali Klitschko at the weigh-in? Chisoa was, reportedly, wearing a ring. That slap must have hurt.
Will it be the only contact of note Chisora makes when the two meet again at the Olympiahalle?
Said Chisora’s trainer: “It was completely unacceptable.”
Klitschko’s team preferred the multilingual: “You’re f***ed now, Dereck.”
Klitschko was perplexed:
“Why has he done this? See how nervous he was. He hit me and then he ran away and his team covered so I couldn’t get to him.”
To add to the madess, Chisora was wearing a mask made from a Union Jack.
He also has form. In 2010, Chisora enlivened the weigh-in by planting a full mouth kiss on opponent Carl Baker’s lips. Chisora was also banned by the British Boxing Board of Control for biting in the ring. Maybe that’s why he covered his mouth – to stymie temptation and urges?
Anyhow, on to the fight. Chisora is 28. Klitschko is 40, strong, blessed with a rock-hard chin and a massive knock-out punch. Chisora will be hoping the big Ukranian tires before he can knock him out. The ref’s in for a busy night of hide and seek…