The Wait is Over: Chisora – Haye Preview

14 07 2012

The time for talking is over.

Dereck Chisora against David Haye is finally here. 

Everyone knows how the fight has come about and everyone knows about the controversy with the BBBoC. That’s all out the way now.

The build up has gone smoothly. So has the weigh-in. (Maybe that fence can take some credit for that).

Now it’s time to fight, time to finish this rivalry for good.

And to be honest, I’m struggling to pick a winner right now.

Haye has won world titles, been in there with the better Klitschko, is faster and is definitely the better athlete.

Chisora is  has lost his last 3 but is more durable, has the better chin and is a natural heavyweight.

So how does this fight play out? The fact the fight is only scheduled for 10 rounds might have a huge impact.

Chisora is a slow starter and if Haye comes out the blocks quickly, he could catch Del-Boy and that would be all she wrote. Chisora does have a great chin but he hasn’t fought anyone who has that type of explosive power that Haye possess.

Alternatively, Haye could just use his reach and height advantage to box his way to an unanimous decision.

So I do think Haye has the better options going into this fight. I don’t think Chisora can out-box or blast him out of there.

For Chisora to really stand a chance, he has to be bang on from the jump.

He has to use his head movement as he walks Haye down and once he’s in range, jump on him and unload punches to the body, really pressure Haye. But he has to make sure he has good head movement because if he doesn’t, Haye will catch Chisora as he walks in.

If the fight was 12 rounds, I’d probably back Chisora on points because he gets stronger as a fight wears on but seeing as it’s only the 10 rounds, I think it plays into Haye’s hands.

At this point, I’ve change my mind about 100 times and I’ll probably change it 100 more before the first bell rings.

But I’ll stick my neck out here and go for a David Haye win, via points.

Be sure to check below to see all the build-up the fight:

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Fury – Rogan: Irish title on the line

30 03 2012

The Irish title will be on the line when Tyson Fury faces off against Martin Rogan on April 14th.

Fury, who recently vacated his British title, has failed to impress since beating Derek Chisora and has taken a different route compared to the man he defeated for the British title last summer.

Chisora has gone on to face Robert Helenius and Vitali Klitschko, earning praise for his performances in the ring (despite the two losses), while Fury has struggled to overcome Nicolai Firtha and Neven Pajkic.

Fury was set to defend his British title against mandatory challenger David Price, before relinquishing the title, has defended his decision to challenge for the Irish title stating it was always his “dream” to win it.

Whether that is true or not, only Fury knows but to me, and the general boxing public, he’s ducked Price.

Fury was poor in his last two fights and Price has been on a real roll, winning his last 6 fights via KO/TKO.

No disrespect to Rogan but going from fighting a real threat like Price to, well, a cab driver isn’t exactly what people expect from Fury.

He’s talked the talked recently, while promoter Mick Hennessy has championed him as the next “big thing” in the heavyweight division. But this clash has left a lot of fans feeling very annoyed with Team Fury.

Having said that, I still expect Fury, who is always involved in an exciting fight, to win via KO/TKO.

Maybe then he’ll fight some decent opposition and actually walk the walk, instead of talking the talk.





Chisora predicts KO

12 01 2012

Derek Chisora is confident he’ll knockout Vitali Klitschko when the two meet on February 18 in Munich for the WBC heavyweight title.

Chisora predicts KO win

Chisora stated at the press conference that number eight is his lucky number and that “Vitali is going down in the eighth round”.

Chisora, who has lost two of his last three, was scheduled to fight younger brother Wladimir twice before but both fights were cancelled due to injuries suffered by Wladimir.

This is a massive chance for Chisora and he has to come into this fight in the best shape of his career if he is to pose any kind of threat to Vitali.

Despite Vitali’s age; he holds all the advantages going into this fight. He’ll effectively be fighting as the “home” fighter, he is the taller man, has the longer reach and has more experience and power.

If I’m honest I don’t give Chisora any sort of chance at all in this fight and he’ll do well to be competitive against Vitali.

Chisora is going to have to take chances to try and get to Vitali, similar to how he did against Robert Helenius, and hope for a lot of luck as well.

But I expect another victory for Vitali but with the kind of character Chisora is; it should be exciting to watch at least.

See the video below for the press conference (brought to you by iFilmLdnProductions):

 





Khan alleges judge interference

6 01 2012

Khan dethroned

Amir Khan has alleged a mystery man interfered with the judges scoring during his controversial points loss to Lamont Peterson. 

Khan has taken to Twitter to post a series of messages, videos and pictures to back up his claims.

Now this whole thing to me still smacks of desperation from the Khan camp but for once he might actually have a point here.

Everyone knows you’re not meant to interfere with judges during the fight at all and if you see the pictures and video footage of the fight you can clearly see judge Michael Walsh missing parts of the fight due to this mystery man

Hopefully we will get an answer to this whole thing very soon because IF it is true then it is a shocking end for boxing in 2011; a year that had some its fair share of questionable scoring (Murray-Sturm, Macklin-Sturm, Pacquaio-Marquez and Chisora-Helenius).

But view the slideshow and video below and judge for yourselves but please keep this in mind; if the decision had gone in Khan’s favour and Peterson was crying foul would Khan care? Or even consider a rematch?

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Skip to 8:46 for the start of the fight.

What does everyone think? Does Khan have a point? Or is he just clutching at straws?