Dereck Chisora believes he can beat Vitali Klitschko. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Dereck Chisora firmly believes he can shock the world and become the first man to defeat Vitali Klitschko since fellow Brit Lennox Lewis.
Lewis beat Klitschko way back in 2003 and since then eleven fighters have failed to beat the big Ukrainian. Last year Chisora lost his British and Commonwealth titles to Tyson Fury and shortly after was defeated by Robert Helenius. Yet the 28-year-old claims he has what it takes to end Vitali's long successful run when the pair meet in February.
Vitali has been around a long time. He is the king of the sport, but it's about time that somebody came in who is young and fresh and I am going to 'whup' his ass. A lot of people have tried to stop him but they don't have the swagger and the passion to go in there and do the business that I have got. I'm not scared, that's why I am going to be successful.
Everyone is saying it's going to be the biggest fight of my career but that's just because he has been on the throne for such a long time. Maybe this will be the toughest of his career.
Some of you might have seen my article from last week on some more of Chisora's comments. Every fighter has to be confident of victory when going into the ring, otherwise what is the point? A big Pay-day or pure stupidity comes to mind. Chisora isn't a terrible fighter, he can bang and he can hurt people. He's a confident man and I like that, but I just see no chance of him winning. While writing this I had a little vision...Samuel Peter vs Vitali in 2008.
People can disagree with me, but Chisora and Peter are similar in build. Both smaller than Vitali in fact Chisora is smaller than Peter, and in the fight in 08 Peter couldn't get near him. I just can't see anything else happening but Klitschko popping the jab out and eventually wearing Chisora down. I'd love Chisora to come into the fight in top shape - the best of his career and have a good go. That way he will get more respect from the boxing public and have a better chance of getting top rank fights in the future.
I hope Chisora can do it, I'd like to see a new face with a belt in the Heavyweight division...but he can't pull the victory off can he?