4th June 2011
|Winner could fight Wladimir Klitschko for the Heavyweight world title
The winner of the British heavyweight title fight between Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury could secure a fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, against David Haye conqueror Wladimir Klitschko.
Klitschko 35, outpointed his London rival Haye, via a comfortable unanimous points decision on Saturday night in Germany, to claim Haye’s WBA belt and unify the division. His big brother Vitali holds the WBC strap and between them, have total domination of the heavyweights, with no likely challengers waiting in the wings.
But at the post fight press conference in Hamburg after the Haye fight, Klitschko hinted that the winner of Chisora and Fury, could be an option for Wladimir to defend against next. Which in essence makes their July 23 meeting at Wembley Arena, a world title eliminator!
Londoner Chisora had been posed to face Klitschko on two previous occasions, when the Ukrainians initial fight with Haye fell through. But with the Haye fight then being agreed, Klitschko cancelled the bout with ‘Del Boy’ Leaving the British champion to face the No1 Lonsdale belt challenger, the Undefeated 6ft 8″ Tyson Fury from Manchester.
Fury 23, has trained with Klitschko, when Emanuel Steward took him over to Germany to gain experience, sparring with the brothers. Fury had travelled to America to track down Steward and spend time with the legendary trainer.
Klitschko realises that challengers are not queuing up, but has dismissed a rematch with Haye, although the Hayemaker has been calling for it. But a fight against the champion of Britain is a fight that interests Wladimir. Meaning Haye will have to wait his turn and put his retirement plans on hold, if he is to get a return with Klitschko.
“I tell you something. said Klitschko. “There is another fight between Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury, two other British fighters.
“I think this could be interesting for me. As for David Haye’s next move…I don’t care about David Haye!”
Klitschko (left) also added, that Hayes goading tactics and plans to take him out of his comfort zone, had riled him, but insisted that the animosity and pre-fight build-up, had given him the motivation to win.
He told Haye; “You have got under my skin, I’ll be clear. You pissed me off but it was great motivation.
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