Klitschko Chickens Out Of Fight With Dereck Chisora

Andrew WhittakerCorrespondent IDecember 8, 2010

Klitschko - scared of losing his belts?
Klitschko - scared of losing his belts?Warren Little/Getty Images

"He tore a muscle in his back and has had back spasms,” is what Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, announced in a disappointing message to German and British boxing fans earlier today.

He is referring to Wladimir Klitschko's (55-3, 49 KO) recent injury that prohibits him from fighting against up-and-coming Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KO) on what was supposed to be a great night for British Boxing on Saturday, Dec. 11. 

Chisora is said to be understandably disappointed with the news according to Sky Sports, claiming to be in the prime of his life and "ready to go."  

Many pundits had not given Chisora more than a puncher's chance against the IBO, IBF, WBO champion. However, it was also clear in press conferences that Chisora was not even remotely scared of the big Ukranian and clearly got a bit under his skin.

According to boxingscene.com, Klitschko is in need of a "three to six" week break where he will try to negotiate and settle a fight with David Haye instead. If he does not succeed in this, then he will continue his promise to fight "Del-Boy."

This situation has a striking resemblance to WBA champion David Haye (25 -1, 23 KO) decision to pull out of a fight with Klitschko on June 20, 2009. David Haye stated back then that he was in need of "two weeks rest," that extended to six soon there after as the seriousness of the injury had not been fully realized.

Interesting responses from all the Klitschko fanatics out there is wanted, as many of you have continuously criticized (to say it mildly) Haye for wanting to postpone this fight. Is it now safe to assume that Klitschko got scared enough of Chisora to actually backing out? After all, if he lost it would not look good. 

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