Vitali Klitschko Wants to KO Dereck Chisora in Rematch

Nedu ObiAnalyst IIFebruary 21, 2012

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According to FOX Sports, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is vying for a rematch with brash Brit Dereck Chisora so he can have the pleasure of knocking him out.

Although he clearly won the fight via unanimous decision, Klitschko believes his wounded pride and Chisora needing to be taught a lesson merit a second showdown with “Del Boy.”

“[...] my ego, something deep inside, tells me quite clearly that I still need to give this man real punishment,” he told Tuesday's edition of Die Welt newspaper.

“I want to knock him out in the ring. This account is still open,” he said.

The Ukrainian’s reasons for a rematch mostly stem from the shenanigans at the weigh-in, when he was slapped by Chisora, as well as the incident where he spat water in the face of his brother Wladimir minutes prior to the bout commencing. However, that’s just the half of it.

Before the fight I still thought that how he was presenting himself, how he behaved, was a show. But then I realized he wasn't acting. He must be crazy. When I think about all he's done ... then he threatens to shoot someone, to kill. How can you be like that as a person? Unbelievable. I cannot believe it.

Everything I had to do with him seems like a nightmare.

In addition, the 40-year-old was less than impressed with the post-fight brawl between Chisora and David Haye.

“I saw everything from the podium. I thought I was in the wrong film,'' Klitschko said. ''You can't behave like this, neither in a sporting way nor as a person. It was below the bottom drawer.”

The aforementioned fracas was a result of Chisora verbally attacking Haye before leaving his seat at the presser platform to confront the former two-division titlist.

What ensued was a violent confrontation between both fighters, an action that resulted in Haye’s trainer, Adam Booth, sustaining a cut on his forehead which was attributed to a bottle being used in the scuffle.

Furthermore, he believes the £50,000 fine handed down by the WBC for the slap he received from Chisora pales into significance compared to his actions, and as consequence, he deems it necessary that any other punishment “has to really hurt." 

Though Chisora was fined by the WBC (World Boxing Council) for his assault on Klitschko, he still faces an anxious wait regarding the BBBoC’s (British Boxing Board of Control) intentions of imposing a lifetime ban from boxing for his post-fight infractions.

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