Chisora to gets shot at Vitali Klitschko
Reports emerged in recent days that the Finchley fighter, who lost a controversial split decision to Robert Helenius in a European title challenge earlier this month, was being lined up to meet the 40-year-old Ukrainian.
And the news was confirmed last night by German broadcaster RTL, leaving former champ Haye in an uncertain position after talks to come out of retirement and face Vitali had been ongoing.
Chisora had twice been scheduled to face Klitschko's brother Wladimir, the long-reigning IBF and WBO titleholder, only for the champion to pull out on both occasions with injury.
The second cancellation resulted in Klitschko fighting Haye instead, when he added the Englishman's WBA title to his own belts with a one-sided points win in July.
‘Wladimir Klitschko did not fight me but now I'm going to get the championship belt by beating his older brother,’ said Chisora, who has lost his last two title fights at domestic and European level.
‘I'm going to show Vitali Klitschko that his time has expired and send him into retirement. When his younger brother then wants a fight against me then I'll be ready to bring all the championship belts to London.’
Veteran Klitschko was impressed with Chisora's performance against Finland's Helenius and also believed the Brit was robbed of the win by some dubious scoring.
‘Chisora showed in his last fight, which he lost unfairly, that when his opponents are much bigger he can fight well on the inside,’ said the champion.
‘I will take warning from his excellent performance against Helenius and train intensely and meticulously as always. I won't let all his talking affect me, however.’