Fight Photos/Video: Dereck Chisora slaps WBC heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko at weigh-in

17 Feb

All Pictures: KMG/ Dmitriy Abramov

Good relations between one half of Ukraine’s dominant heavyweight duo, Vitali Klitschko, and eccentric Englishman Dereck Chisora came to an abrupt end on Friday, February 17 due to the latter’s ‘sucker’ slap of the former during the pre-fight weigh-in, one day before the WBC championship fight at the Olympiahalle in Munich on February 18. The move has since been described as ‘professional suicide’…

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Dr Iron Fist is relishing opportunity to get to grips with cheeky chappy Del Boy Chisora

Klitschko (43-2-0, 40ko) registered a weight of 243.5lbs while Chisora (15-2-0, 9ko) scaled in at 241lbs, however, the official weights were not what stole the headlines… no, that was snared by the sight of Klitschko, a dominant champion who has never been behind on the scorecards nor knocked down during his professional stretch, getting slapped by a man renowned for his bizarre behaviour.

Having been suspended for chowing down on the neck of an opponent, attempting to kiss Carl Baker during a weigh-in and his seemingly endless quips about Robert Helenius, slapping Klitschko was perhaps territory not out of bounds for Dereck but considering their jovial face-to-face time during the promotion, it comes somewhat as a shock… and one that no doubt adds more fire to a fight that could easily descend into a slobberknocker on Saturday.

With his trademark Union Flag bandana covering his mouth, Chisora and his team assess their opponent

Chisora weighs two pounds less than he did when he fought Helenius

Vitali carries an extra half pound than his most recent outing, a pulverisation of Tomas Adamek

Things got heated at the weigh-in (see video below)

The two prizefighters, known for their in-ring courage, had to be separated until fight night

(Video embedded below credit – Youtube, Roddershimself)

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