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Friday, 14 February 2014 04:53

Dereck Chisora: The Changing faces of 'Del Boy'

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Dereck Chisora's (19-4, 13 KO) antics outside of the ring have often overshadowed his abilities in the ring, arguably making him the most unpredictable, unconventional fighter in the sport.

(Main image courtesy of Sky Sports)


But what do we really think about the Jeckyl and Hyde character?

Is it all an act?

Or does the Brit simply have a very outlandish sense of humour?

Despite all of the controversy that surrounds 'Del Boy,' there's is a good fighter hidden somewhere beneath that bizarre exterior.

Chisora has more than held his own against some of the best in the hevyweight division.

At no other time in his career was he more impressive than in his 2012 loss Vatali Klitschko where he constantly pushed forward and put Dr Ironfist on the back foot from the opening bell, making the 40 year old look his age.

However, a seemingly volitile Chisora slapped Vitali at the weigh-in the day prior to the bout and spat water in the face of Vitali's brother, Wladimir, while in the ring just moments before the bout.

But not even that fine performance against the elder Klitschko could shield Dereck from the backlash that occurred after the fraucus the next morning. Chisora and David Haye ignited a bar room brawl or sorts at the post-fight presser.

The entire experience was a 48 hour rollercoaster ride that ultimately landed Chisora in a ring with David Haye five months later in a bout that culminated with Haye landing that crunching right hand that would have knocked out a bull.

Has Chisora put all of his licencing problems and bad publicity behind him since then?

Something in him seems to have changed and he has started to do his talking in the ring now.


Chisora has recently despatched some decent operators, including the skillful Malik Scott in a bout few gave Dereck a chance to win.

'Del Boy' has now reignited his career and is heading towards a summer showdown with old foe Tyson Fury, who previously outpointed him in 2011.

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Tyson and Dereck are very different fighters since their classic first bout so if both men come through their fights unscathed Saturday night, expect fireworks during Fury vs Chisora 2 this summer.


Anytime the two most unpredictable fighters in Britain face-off and one is Dereck Chisora, entertainment is guaranteed.

I, for one, will be watching!


Dereck Chisora vs Kevin Johnson is live on BoxNation (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546) on Saturday 15th February.

Fast facts
  • Since losing to David Haye in July 2012, Chisora is 4-0, 4 KOs
  • Chiisora's opponent, Kevin Johnson, is 1-2 in his last three bouts and dropped a wide decision to Chisora rival Tyson Fury in December 2012
  • Dereck is ranked the No. 7 heavyweight in the world by BoxRec
 

 

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