• Vitali Klitschko v Dereck Chisora

Chisora is f***** now - Klitschko

ESPN staff
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Dereck Chisora will be rocked by a significant fine after he slapped Vitali Klitschko at the weigh-in ahead of their WBC heavyweight title clash in Munich on Saturday.

When the fighters came together for the traditional face-off, Chisora went nose-to-nose with his opponent before stinging him with a right hand. The Brit, who is reportedly being paid a £100,000 purse for the bout, is set to be handed a £31,500 fine by the WBC.

"He is a coward," Klitschko said, according to the Sun. "Why did he do this? Did you see how nervous he was? He hit me and ran away. Then his team covered him up to stop me getting at him. You are f***** now Dereck, you are really f***** now."

David Haye's trainer Adam Booth added: "That was professional suicide. Chisora was never going to win but all this means is he will lose quicker."

Meanwhile, Haye feels that Klitschko will need to suffer an injury if Chisora has any chance of getting his hands on a world title. Klitschko has suffered two defeats in his 45-fight career: first when he sustained a shoulder problem against Chris Byrd, and then when he picked up a serious cut against Lennox Lewis in 2003. On both occasions, the bout was stopped prematurely, with Klitschko ahead on the judges' scorecards.

"These guys are monsters, and they grab a hold of you and put their weight on you and it's a lot of weight going through your system," Haye, who lost to Wladimir Klitschko last year, told boxingscene.com.

"It will be very tough for Chisora, but Vitali is 40 years of age. He has well-documented problems with his knees. So you never know if Vitali ruptures his knee or dislocates his shoulder - [Chisora] might have a chance."

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