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Klitschko vs. Chisora: 5 Reasons Klitschko Demolishes Chisora

Justin TateCorrespondent IFebruary 17, 2012

Klitschko vs. Chisora: 5 Reasons Klitschko Demolishes Chisora

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    Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO) will defend his WBC heavyweight world title for the eighth time this Saturday, Feb. 18 against brash 28-year-old contender Dereck Chisora (15-2, 10 KO).

    There's a reason Klitschko has only lost twice in a career that spans over 15 years. He's simply the top of his class. Here are five reasons Chisora won't be awake to hear the final bell.

5. Not Enough Experience

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    Chisora may be a tough contender, but he's only had 17 professional fights compared to Klitschko's 45. Klitschko has beaten a Who's Who of fighters over the last decade of the heavyweight division.

    Chisora struggled and came up short against fellow newbies Robert Helenius (17-0, 11 KO) and Tyson Fury (17-0, 12 KO). How in the world can he defeat the heavyweight-killer that is Klitschko?

4. Dereck Chisora Slaps Are Soft

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    Chisora decided to slap Klitschko at the weigh-in when the two were supposed to get up and close with each other. It was a sight to see with Chisora backing up and running away following the action.

    This tells us two things right off the bat:

    1. Chisora is hyping this fight to pump as much money into it as possible.

    2. Klitschko intimidates Chisora. Someone who isn't intimidated isn't going to back off when he slaps someone. It's one thing to get in a defensive position. It's another to just run away.

    Klitschko seemed calm, as if willing to wait until tomorrow to exact his revenge. Chisora better get a nice paycheck for this fight because he won't be fighting for a while when Klitschko is done with him.

3. Vitali Klitschko Defeated Lennox Lewis

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    Yes, Klitschko "lost" to Lennox Lewis (41-2-1, 32 KO) officially by TKO in Round 6 due to a cut, but Klitschko was putting on a clinic against "The Lion."

    Chisora comes from a long line of talented British fighters, but Lewis is by far the greatest of this long line. Klitschko made mincemeat of his face and body.

    Lewis survived off heart alone, and Klitschko's cut just got too bad for him to continue. The loss hurts him to this day, because he knows he could have won.

    Since then, Lewis has done nothing but sing Klitschko's praises, and he fears for his fellow British countryman Chisora.

2. The Reach

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    Klitschko has an 80-inch reach. Chisora may be tough, but he has only a 74-inch reach. Klitschko uses his reach well to dispatch of his foes, especially smaller ones.

    Chisora barely stands over 6'0". Klitschko stands 6'7". Chisora's got a big heart, but too bad that's the only thing big about the guy in comparison to his opponent this Saturday.

1. Vitali Klitschko Is Just Getting Better with Time

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    Klitschko is 40 years old. It would be one thing if he showed any signs of slipping, but the old warrior doesn't. He may be slower than some fighters, but his timing is impeccable.

    His power is still there, and his skills just seem to become more refined with time. Since returning from retirement in 2008, Klitschko has been undefeated. He retired initially in 2004.

    If four years of layoff time couldn't slow him down enough to make him beatable, nothing except maybe another decade of boxing could do the trick.

    Klitschko is the heavyweight Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KO) in terms of longevity. Hopkins at 47 years old is still the best light heavyweight (175 pounds) in the business.

    Likewise, Klitschko is simply the best the heavyweight division has seen in recent years. He'll show why again this Saturday, Feb. 18 when he faces Chisora at 4:30 p.m. EST on Epix and EpixHD.com.

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