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Vitali Klitschko vs Dereck Chisora: Will the Doctor Find a Cure for the 'Black Plague'?

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Heavyweight champions Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KOs) and little brother Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KOs) have been ruling over the former glamour division of boxing collectively since October of 2008, when 'Dr. Iron Fist' came out of retirement to take the WBC title from Nigerian Samuel Peter.

While there have been other title holders within their communal sovereignty, the Klitschkos are universally accepted as the true "Hydra King" of the weight class.

With no true nemeses or signs of concession in sight, the boxing brothers, Vitali and Wladimir, are cementing their legacies as all time great heavyweight champions...one trajectory opponent at a time.

One fighter from Great Britain claims to be the most formidable opponent that Vitali Klitschko has faced since he battled fellow Briton and former lineal Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis in June of 2003.

"I'm going to physically, gladiator-style, take Vitali's title from him," claims WBC Challenger Dereck Chisora (15-2, 9 KOs). "He knows it, too. Vitali knows that I'm coming to take it on February 18th."

Although the giant Ukrainian will be the massive favorite going into the WBC Championship bout, "Del-Boy" ultimately likes being labeled as the underdog.

Pictured: Vitali Klitschko, left, defending against Shannon Briggs
Courtesy of EPIXHD.com 

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"I was the underdog a couple of months ago when I was robbed in Finland against Robert Helenius. Just like Helenius, this fight is being held in Klitschko's backyard and that's how I want it. He's the champ; he's the king and it's a better way for me to go in and physically take the title from him."

On December 3rd, 2011, Chisora seemingly defeated the highly touted Heavyweight prospect Robert Helenius in front of his supportive crowd at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, only to lose a controversial split decision on the judges' scorecards.

"My biggest mistake during that fight was letting it go to the judges' scorecards. I should have known that I wasn't going to win a decision in Finland. That's why I'm going to knock-out Klitschko in eight rounds. Dr. Iron Fist won't have a cure for the black plague that's coming to get him in Munich, Germany."

Even though the 28 year old challenger is supremely confident going into this Saturday's title fight, statistics show that it will be an extremely tall order of business for Dereck Chisora.

Vitali Klitschko can count on his fingers how many rounds he's given away to his opposition throughout his 45 professional bouts.

When examining the two losses on his resume suffered against Chris Byrd and Lennox Lewis, Vitali was forced to retire with injuries while he was winning both respective bouts on all judges' scorecards at the time of stoppage.

The 40 year old WBC Champ, Vitali 'Dr. IronFist' Klitschko, has won eleven consecutive fights; dating back to 2003.

Pictured: Dereck Chisora

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So to say that Chisora is a long shot going into this Saturday's title fight, would be a less than subtle understatement. But, one would never guess that he was the unlikely and underwhelming challenger from listening to the UK fighter's banter.

"He's just a bully...beating up on smaller fighters. He's like the big bully on the playground that goes around taking other kids' candy. Well now he's met his match because I'm a true heavyweight and I'm going to stop him."


Although Chisora lost his two most recent stints in the ring via decision, he definitely likes his chances to dethrone the WBC Heavyweight King...even if he is in the minority.

"It's time to rid the world of this cancer to boxing. The whole world wants me to win this fight. No one wants to see the Klitschkos hold the belts any longer. So I'm going to do the world a favor and take the older brother down on February 18th."
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WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his crown this Saturday, February 18th, against top-ten Challenger Dereck Chisora at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany. The fight will be televised live in the U.S. exclusively on EPIX at 4:30PM EST/1:30PM PST, the multiplatform premium entertainment service. EpixHD.com will stream the fights live as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans.

As has become the custom, EPIX will once again present the closed-captioned simulcast of the three world heavyweight championship fights on a jumbotron in Times Square (Broadway between 44th and 45th Sts.)

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