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Dereck Chisora Slaps Vitali Klitschko During Weigh-In (Video)
Some might think that getting knocked out by an opponent is quite the emasculating experience for a boxer, but it is not even close to being as emasculating as getting slapped in the face by your opponent during the pre-fight weigh-ins.
The current WBC heavyweight champion, Vitali Klitschko was a victim of the latter, as he and challenger Dereck Chisora went nose-to-nose during the weigh-ins prior to their bout on Saturday night at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany. It was a gutsy move by Chisora, who has lost two of his last three bouts. Perhaps he was anticipating a knockout loss in this bout and simply figured an open-hand slap to the face of Klitschko would help him save some face, but with the reigning champ now out for revenge, we don’t believe Chisora’s antics will help save his face from anything.
Check it out.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]