It’s hard to believe anybody could unseat the WBC world heavyweight champ when he has been so dominate, but maybe you aren’t familiar with Dereck Chisora.
The 27-year-old is set to go toe-to-toe with Vitali Klitschko on Saturday night and is a massive underdog. Considering Klitschko has held the belt since 2008, it makes sense. But when breaking down the styles of the two fighters, there is certainly reason to believe a major upset will be occurring on Saturday night.
Pace of the fight
The fast and furious style that Chisora implements can get him in trouble at times, like when he was beaten by Robert Helenius in December’s European title fight. Yet this style has proven to be effective against the long reach of Kilitschko. Chisora plans on taking full advantage of this (per The Daily Star):
He’s going to feel the pace by the middle rounds and then I will knock him out in the eighth round.
Bold prediction, but it’s the right idea. Fast fists are key for Chisora.
It’s not rocket science to realize Chisora, 27, is faster and more durable compared to the 40-year-old Kilitschko. Taking advantage of this is a different story. The Briton needs to run circles around the champ and make him work hard from Round 1.
Spraying him with a plethora of punches will offset the typical punishing blows Klitschko is known to throw. That’s the big key for both parties, avoiding the KO punch if you’re Chisora and landing it if you’re Klitschko.
Who Wins Saturday?
While all fighters’ talk a big game before a fight, this is different. Chisora isn’t scared of the physically intimidating champ and is not going to be humiliated:
A lot of his opponents are defeated before they even walk to the ring but I’m not scared of this guy. I’ve got speed—and speed kills. He will look his age.
Speed kills, and Saturday will be the ultimate example. However this fight may end, it’s going to be a fast-paced thriller. Give me Chisora.