Wlad's Abs Not Healed; Chisora Fight Is Off

klitschko-chisora-ticketsIBF, IBO, WBO and “The Ring” World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko has to cancel his title defense against British and Commonwealth Champion Dereck Chisora. The bout was supposed to take place on April 30 in the SAP Arena Mannheim, Germany. The reason is the not yet fully healed injury Klitschko suffered last December.

Originally the fight against Chisora was scheduled for December 11, 2010. A few days before the bout, three-time Champion Klitschko suffered a torn abdominal muscle. After cancelling the fight, it was rescheduled for April 30, 2011. Since the recovery process is not yet in a stage that Klitschko can start training again, the fight has to be called off again.

Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, the doctor in charge, is of the opinion that an intensive training period in preparation for a fight in April cannot be realized.

“Considering the current clinical picture, it is difficult to predict a precise time of rehabilitation. The start of a training camp at this time for a fight in April would be too much of a high risk”, explains Müller-Wohlfahrt.

Wladimir Klitschko:  “I am very sorry about cancelling the fight – especially for all fans in the already sold-out SAP arena in Mannheim. I have already fought there three times, 2006 I became World Champion in this arena. However, I am optimistic that soon we’ll have an event in Mannheim.”

Comment on this article


-FighterforJC :

I wonder if this is to make way for the David Haye fight. This is too much of a coincidence, especially with David Haye being more vocal about the fight possibly happening in July. July is too soon by today's standards for Wlad to fight again if he fought Chisora in April. First step is to cancel the already scheduled fight with Chisora. Next step is to sign the Haye fight. It's easy to come up with excuses why Haye gets a shot before Chisora and frankly, people won't care. They want to see Haye vs Wlad.

-Radam G :

Danggit! These greatest B- fighting champs/bros/docs are so fragile. They are the most injuried-prone heavies of all times. The boxing heavy-champ bros Leon and Michael Spinks would have put a whammy, a slammy and double jinx on these suckas -- Bros/Docs Wlad and Vitali. Even the bros Max and Buddy Baer would have broken bones on the greatest heavyweight boxing docs of all times. You would think that they should know how to doctor their arses up and FIGHT the greatest amount of stiffs and tomato cans in the history of any division in the sweet science! Holla!