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Wladimir Klitschko Pulls Out of Jean Mormeck Fight

One of the most underwhelming title fights of 2011 has been called off thanks to Wladimir Klitschko's fluid regulatory system. Dr. Steelhammer was due to take on former WBA and WBC cruiserweight champion Jean Mormeck this Saturday in a match boxing fans showed little interest in seeing.

Klitschko underwent surgery at the weekend to remove a kidney stone after complaining of abdominal pains. At that point the fight was still on, but the pains came back and Wladimir found himself in surgery again. Not to make fun of a painful condition, but the kidney stones did more damage to Klitschko than Jean Mormeck ever would have.

You won't find many fans complaining. From the moment the bout was announced it was denounced as a mismatch. Klitschko had already fought one former cruiserweight in 2011, Mr. David Haye, and the prospect of him facing another was boring. Especially after his brother Vitali's recent snorer against Tomasz Adamek.

You are looking at a cartoon drawing of kidney stone, the new heavyweight champion of the world.

Klitschko Mormeck may be rescheduled

The Klitschko camp are paying Mormeck the right respect and making sounds about rescheduling, a March date being the most likely. With a Vitali Klitschko - David Haye match also planned for that month, we may be seeing a K2 double header in early 2012.

Klitschko's promoter, Bernd Boente, said an offer had already been put to the disappointed Jean Mormeck:

"We hope to know in two or three days. Mormeck is also ready to accept it," he said.

I can't imagine a single reason Mormeck would not accept, unless the terms change drastically. But giving Mormeck a worse offer is a low-ball move Klitschko's team wouldn't contemplate.

Wladimir Klitschko should fight Derek Chisora

On Saturday night British heavyweight Derek Chisora took on Robert Helenius in the Nordic Nightmare's hometown of Helsinki. Chisora was last seen shifting his out-of-condition frame around a ring with Tyson Fury, a fight he lost. Chisora was disappointing against Fury and he said goodbye to his undefeated record. 

With a shattered reputation, he went into his fight against Helenius with a new frame of mind.

He was in-shape, focused and had a game plan. It worked to a fault. Chisora was hard to hit and commanded the ring, landing more shots than Helenius in almost every round. The fight was his by a good four rounds - and that's being generous to Helenius. There was no way you could have scored the bout in favour of the Nordic nightmare.

The judges thought differently.

I have watched this fight three times now. I don't usually re-watch a third time but I struggled to understand how two professional judges got a fight so wrong. Surely both of them couldn't have been blind to the action? 

On each replay I had Chisora winning. You guys thought the same as well - Twitter and boxing websites have ruled a unanimous decision for Derek Chisora. BadLeftHook felt so strongly about it they moved Chisora to number ten in their heavyweight rankings while moving Helenius down. 


Back to the point - Klitschko should face Chisora

Chisora was promised a fight with Wladimir Klitschko in December 2010, but the champion was forced to drop out due to an abdominal injury. The rest is history as Wladimir took on Haye and Chisora fought Tyson Fury. After saturdays fight, Chisora deserves his bout with Klitschko. 

He probably won't win, but he would perform better than Jean Mormeck. Chisora is a true heavyweight with a good style, and when he gets it right he is great to watch.

Picture this for next March - a Vitali Klitschko vs David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko vs Dereck Chisora double header. Who wants to buy tickets? 

Read about a possible Dereck Chisora vs Robert Helenius rematch here.