Heavyweight Dereck Chisora says he will stop WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in the eighth round of their world heavyweight title fight next month. Former British and Commonwealth Champion Chisora takes on Klitschko at the Olympiahalle on February 18th in Munich, Germany. Chisora opened up his Finchley gym to the media Wednesday and showed off the great shape he is in for the big showdown.
“I’m in tip-top shape, the best I’ve been in for my entire career and I’m going to smash Mr. Vitali Klitschko to bits,” said Chisora. “People are saying that Klitschko is the hardest fight of my career, but this is going to be the hardest fight of his career. I’m going to war with him, he won’t get to use that big height and reach against me with the way I’m going to fight him and I’ve got the eighth round in my head that I’m going to stop him in. Everyone that has fought the Klitschko brothers have been scared, this is one cat that isn’t scared of him or anyone and I’ll thrown him off of that throne he’s been sitting on for the last few years.”
Trainer Don Charles added, “This is the best shape he’s been in since we started working together seven years ago. He’s physically and mentally right for the fight and is going out there to beat Klitschko and become the world champion. 15,000 fans didn’t faze him in Finland against Robert Helenius and even though he was robbed of the title, his confidence is sky high and he knows what he can achieve. The height won’t be an advantage to Klitschko if he can’t use it and Dereck is not going to let him use it just like he did against Helenius. Dereck is going to give Klitschko an absolute nightmare.”