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Klitschko vs Chisora Rematch Won't Happen, Says Bernd Boente

Vitali Klitschko won't rematch Dereck Chisora, says manager Bernd Boente. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Vitali Klitschko won't rematch Dereck Chisora, says manager Bernd Boente. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Even though Vitali Klitschko has a gnawing, ego-driven desire to rematch Dereck Chisora in order to punish him and knock him out a second time around, Klitschko manager Bernd Boente has ruled out the possibility:

"A rematch is absolutely inconceivable and won't happen," Boente said. "Of course, Vitali has been affected emotionally, but a fight is not up for discussion and we will not offer Chisora a further platform."

Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO) is planning a September return to the ring following some rehab for a shoulder injury suffered in the fight, and at 40 may be in his final year of boxing, particularly if he becomes Mayor of Kiev in the election this year, as he's said he won't do both a political career and boxing, probably because he plans to actually be a real politician.

Chisora (15-3, 9 KO) still has to deal with a March 14 meeting with the British Boxing Board of Control, which could choose to suspend him for a period of time and limit any options for the remainder of 2012. He's got one hell of an odd career path right now, and I figure someday, when people just look at BoxRec 3000 or the like, no one will really understand why he even fought Klitschko in the first place.

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But it does not appear we'll be getting a rematch, and I don't think anyone really expected one, either. Giving Chisora another chance seems ultimately somewhat pointless. That's not to say Chisora couldn't fight Wladimir, who has a few bones to pick with the Brit, too, after "Del Boy" spat in his face before the fight, and that might be more interesting for most folks right now anyway.