‘Del Boy’ emulates the Greats

By Ziggy Shah: Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KO's) has promised fireworks when he gets in the ring to take on the IBO and WBO title holder Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO's) in Mannheim, Germany on December 11. Chisora or ‘Del boy’ as he likes to be called, is a surprise opponent for the champion, given the fact that Chisora has had only fought 14 professional fights and no amateur or European experience.

But the unbeaten Zimbabwe-born boxer said that experience will not be a factor, as he met the champion for the first time in Hamburg to promote the fight.

As usual, he was not short of a few words, "With me, it's take a bit of Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, bit of Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis, mix it all up, man, and then you get me... Dereck Chisora.

"With Tyson, I take his head movement, with Holmes it's his jab, with Lennox it's his one-two - oh God that was a dangerous combination. From Ali, I have foot movement, from Bruno, the physique."

Chisora, who is now based in London, has nine KO’s on his CV, and looked impressive in his last outing in an exciting, dust up against Sam Saxton.

Before that he ended the career of former world title challenger and Mike Tyson conqueror, Danny Williams. But these were all at domestic level, and his first venture at world level against a champion on top of his game will indeed be a difficult task, no matter how many boxing greats he wishes to emulate.

Article posted on 20.10.2010

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