The reason Gerber was considered a “prospect” by the Germans was his age. When he came onto the scene several years ago (after KO 2 of Rene Dettweiller) he was just 21 and showed good power in his punches. In the years that followed he won fights but did nothing to build on his strengths, and you see the result: still no head movement, standing in front of his opponent, robotic fighting style, losing rounds as he goes only for big punches, etc. Now at 25 with 2 losses he doesn’t look like a prospect. He’s still pretty good for age 25 but if the next four years show the same lack of development as the last four, he’s not going anywhere.Posted September 25, 2013 8:28 pm
Lieber . . . pulev – (wlad-povetkin) winner chisora had his shot.Posted September 24, 2013 11:02 am
Shame Saunders has no power, his KO percentage is bordering on just 50% and will probably drop as the fights continue. If he was a banger he’d be a great prospect but you can imagine the big hitting middleweights walking through his feather fisted punches and knocking him out.Posted September 24, 2013 11:01 am
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Mick the Marmalizer
How come there was 80 comments on this article yesterday & 77 today?Posted September 24, 2013 5:01 am
chisora has a belt. fury has open date. tickets are sold. chisora got nothing to lose if the doc okay’s it. chisora is in the best shape that he has every been in. two birds in one week. why not?Posted September 23, 2013 2:27 am
true . . . gerber is not the german poster boy.Posted September 23, 2013 2:24 am
I would like to to see Chis fight Fury I always said if they had a rematch in shape Chis would KO Fury.Posted September 23, 2013 12:57 am
I ain’t got no beef with chisora, I kinda like him, he comes to fight and normally gives a good account of himself in the ring…he looked sharp last night and up for it.
Huckster, regardless of how both fighters fared against Vitali, I think its fair to say that Charr would have proven a much stiffer test than Gerber……but then again almost everyone in the top 25 would probably be better than Gerber!Posted September 22, 2013 7:09 pm
Chisora can be happy he fought Gerber, not Charr??? Charr got his faced kicked in by vitali. Chisora went the distance.Posted September 22, 2013 5:24 pm
Mick the Marmalizer
If David Price don’t fancy it then how about Chisora/Helinius II? & if Saunders/Macklin can’t be made what about B.J.S/Ryder II?Posted September 22, 2013 4:26 pm
I watched the Saunders – Ryder fight and I had it a close win for Saunders. He connected more over the fight. Close fight but the judges got it right.Posted September 22, 2013 3:44 pm
Chisora can be happy he fought Gerber, not Charr.Posted September 22, 2013 3:37 pm
Yep there credible fights for wilder not exactly pushing the boat out but its a good start before moving up to the better fightersPosted September 22, 2013 2:57 pm
Chauncey Welliver, Dominick Guinn & Tony Thompson have been mentioned by Deas (Wilder’s manager). Weliver has only been Koed once in 67 contests and Guinn never been Koed in 45 fights, so I think both these guys will be good stepping stones for Wilder. If Wilder does manage to continue his KO streak against either of these 2 then surely Wilder will get a bit more respect than he currently gets.Posted September 22, 2013 2:31 pm
Yeah Gerber did just stand there and not even try to finish off chisora. Wilder has killer instinct and power. I would like to see wilder in more meaningfully fights after 29 bums he’s ready forsone top 20 guys at leastPosted September 22, 2013 2:07 pm
i know there are a lot of Wilder nuthuggers around here but I’ll say this, i would love to see a fight between Wilder and Tyson Fury. I bet you that these two off balanced boxers would roll all over the floor several times befor the end of 10 rounds if it lasts that long. They are two of the most poorly balanced boxers I have seen for many years. I don’t know what it is but maybe those skinny legs can’t hold the two of them up. I can see the stones coming now from the Wilder hangons.Posted September 22, 2013 1:43 pm
Wilder still has a lot of doubters but I’ve seen enough of Wilder to know that Wilder is leagues above Gerber. If Wilder with his faster hand speed could hurt Chisora like Gerber did last night there is no question that Wilder would have gone all out to try and finish Chisora, unlike Gerber who just let Chisora run to the other side of the ring out of his reach.Posted September 22, 2013 1:42 pm
KL, I find bouncey is very biast towards box nation fighters he is very quick to slag of Ricky burns who left for match room (but had a point) I don’t tend to listen to bouncey but will be interested in who chisora will fight next he got good exposure in Germany but anyone with any boxing knowledge will know that chisora is at best a gate keeper. But wilder would be funPosted September 22, 2013 1:34 pm
Gav, last night’s fight was probably the first time that Gerber got any exposure on non German tv, and despite briefly hurting Chisora, I somehow doubt too many international tv networks would be willing to show case any future Gerber fights.
I can see how Gerber was out pointed by sprott, I just don’t see how the Germans see him as a prospect? He would make a good come back fight for price though and if audley Harrison ever fancies a W on his record he knows where to go. Chisora looked in good shape he is Britain’s 3rd best chance for a heavy weight world champion if he keeps getting hand pick oppenants chisora could get into title contentisdion.Posted September 22, 2013 12:20 pm
Vlad the Impaler
huckster, I agree. That crazy SOB probably would step in and fight Fury! Lol! However, I feel like Chisora and Arreola are just entertaining gate keepers. Neither will ever be world champion. Chisora proved Malik Scott is going nowhere. Arreola showed Stiverne is a force to be reckoned with.Posted September 22, 2013 12:16 pm
knowall you say: “Děl boy looked good. Perhaps oné of the most impressive times ive seen him.”———–
I’m not so convinced about him looking good last night. Gerber was one of the poorest fighters I’ve seen on a main event in a while.
maybe chisora wants a rematch fury in a week . . . bet cha he’d do it.Posted September 22, 2013 11:28 am
Mick the Marmalizer
Off subject: Happy Birthday to one of the UK’s finest welterweights John H.Stracey! Born on 22nd September 1950. Against all the odds he travelled to Mexico city in 1976 & KO’ed Jose Napoles (the #1 @ 147Lb since “Suger”Ray Robinson) to capture the championship of the World!!……….Posted September 22, 2013 9:21 am
Mick the Marmalizer
“Funtime” Frankie Gavin’s not doing himself any favours by fighting solely in the UK. He needs to get on a few undercards in the USA to push his name around. The only fight in Europe for him is EBU champion Leonard Bundu, which won’t happen due to Bundu’s reluctance to fight outside of Italy.
I felt BJS won by wider margins than the judges.
Can’t say it was BJS best performance by any means, but he for me he was well over the very ordinary Ryder…..I suspect BJS is no fan of the hard grind of training…..and that could be his downfall. That and his lack of a punch.
I can’t see any great success ahead for Ryder at all…maybe I’m missing something but I’m not sold on Ryder at all…..ok he is tough fit and determined and benefits from having an awkward southpaw style that opponents find hard to deal with.
Mick the Marmalizer
The British welterweight division sure needs sorting out. Khan, Gavin, Brook? Who knows? At least Khan’s not shy of fighting overseas!Posted September 22, 2013 8:54 am
billy joe is a class actPosted September 22, 2013 8:47 am
Mick the M,good call,and if they could sneak them in before 2am that would be great.Last night or should I say this mornings finish time was a piss take.Posted September 22, 2013 8:33 am
British people would have you believe that Gavin is world class, the guy is not even European champion class, he was calling out that other big mouth Khan, i don`t like Khan, but he is streets above this guy. My little sister punches harder than Gavin.Posted September 22, 2013 8:10 am
I don’t think Ryder was robbed the fight was very close,Ryder was not hurt once in the fight and finished strong where Saunders was holding on in the last round and was hurt a few times. But Saunders pace in the mid rounds was where he scored the points making Ryder miss and using his counters to good effort. If Ryder fought a higher tempo early on he would of got the decision or even stopped Saunders. Though he lost I think he looks the better prospect just a lack of big fights was the key tonight. Give it a few fights time and Ryder will KO SaundersPosted September 22, 2013 7:48 am
Mick the Marmalizer
The BBBofC have some easy decisions regard the sanctioning of British title defences now. David Price VS Derreck Chisora, Stephen Smith VS Liam Walsh & Paul Smith VS Rocky Fielding. All good unification match ups!Posted September 22, 2013 7:25 am
ARE YOU SURE,I THINK HE HAS PULLED THAT ALREADY.Posted September 22, 2013 6:35 am
IN SIX WEEKS TIME IT WILL BE HIS FINGER,THE GUYS A TOTAL FRAUD.Posted September 22, 2013 6:31 am
Message to Jeff Sorby;Hayes cut will heal within 6 weeks not the 2-6 months as you predict,you are clearly out of your league.Posted September 22, 2013 6:14 am
I was at the copperbox last night and it was a real shame the main event was so late the arena wasn’t full to start with but many ppl left without seeing the last fight bjs has since posted a picture on twitter of his left hand that he says he injured in the 3rd rnd don’t know how much difference that made as Ryder is tough I had the fight a draw , Derek chisora didn’t celebrate to much last night because George kean who was making his debut was already in the ring for his fight before chisora had even left ! I don’t think they really gave him a chance , the whole card was hashed together not in any particular order which was a shame but I think the team behind the card are more interested in selling tv subscriptions than tickets now !Posted September 22, 2013 5:42 am
Chisora is a game guy and a tough fight for anyone out there. He beat Helinious by a country mile, gave Vitali a tough time, and was pretty competative with Haye up until his KO. The Fury fight was a bad night for him but I dont think Fury is a no mug. Im not saying he will ever be anything other than a gate keeper to a title shot for other heavy weights, but he’ll give s an entertaining night and may even suprise a few,Posted September 22, 2013 5:41 am
12. Arreolla would be gassed out by eight.Posted September 22, 2013 4:42 am
Děl boy looked good. Perhaps oné of the most impressive times ive seen him. Love him or hate him he is the only contender who always fights top oppostion. Doesnt always win but ať least he Doesnt fights five or six bums to get back up there like everyone else. Fair play děl boyPosted September 22, 2013 4:40 am
“Gerber didn’t have the mobility, conditioning or the power to move in and finish Chisora off the way that someone like David Haye or Deontay Wilder would have done.” Really? Could you tell me in which fight Wilder displayed this mobility and conditioning? You’re effectively negatively comparing the conditioning of a fighter who’s gone 12 rounds with a world champion to the conditioning of a fighter who chooses opponents that won’t require him to fight for more than 2 or 3 rounds.Posted September 22, 2013 4:26 am
Mick the Marmalizer
Rocky Fielding should be matched with Paul Smith next.Posted September 22, 2013 2:25 am
Let Chisora fight Arreola next. I doubt he’ll try that spit in your face or wannabe gangster crap with him. Arreola KOs him in 8Posted September 21, 2013 11:35 pm
Funny how Wilder seems to polarize people, either he is the best in the division or he’s a total fraud!
A. GOD…I agree with you,Wilder is still a ?. He might be the Sonny Liston of this era or the Jack Johnson of this era. But he might be the big guy that drowns in deep waters when really tested in this era.Untill theres a real live wire test,I cant say hes the next great one…only time and a real test will show us who he really is….lets see.Posted September 21, 2013 9:07 pm
Back to Chisora, sure he felt sad for his lost pal Dean Powell, but Chisora didn’t celebrate much having won the Euro belt probably because he knows that Gerber was poor……….so that in itself devalues the Eurobelt.
KL – Agreed regarding Boystov, he clearly wants to take the Povetkin route. Should Wilder beat three or four live and decent fighters then obviously i’d give him the due credit, but I cant as yet because there is nothing to measure him by.Posted September 21, 2013 8:26 pm
A close fight I had Saunders win too. But Saunders did look vunrable especially in the last round where he was hugging to survive and also showed a lack of power Ryder has a good chin though. But saying that Saunders is now ready to move on from the domestic seen and ready to mix it with some of the other contenders I would fancy him to beat Macklin at this stage he has the skills to go far. As for Ryder he looked good showed some power good chin and stamina he is ready to be the next top dog in this very exciting domestic seen. Good fightPosted September 21, 2013 8:20 pm
115-113, 115-113 and 115-114 all for Saunders. Ryder can come again though.Posted September 21, 2013 8:18 pm
Fantastic last round. Ryder gave it his all. Close fight. Saunders had a torrid time there. I have it 115-113 Saunders.Posted September 21, 2013 8:15 pm
Agreed Gav.Posted September 21, 2013 8:05 pm
GavPosted September 21, 2013 8:04 pm
AssyrianGod, who knows, perhaps Wilder’s management just don’t want to take risks, but hey Wilder isn’t the only one……..I mean look at Boystov for pity sake…….his last opponent was a 11 fight novice……and Boystov claims he’s not ready for Chisora!Posted September 21, 2013 8:04 pm
Saunders is just not hurting Ryder but he has great skills though. If he can get through tonight he will struggle against the top guys as his lack of power will be a big factor. He’s winning this fight thoughPosted September 21, 2013 8:00 pm
Close round 8. Sneaky inside counters and combos bby John yderr. undmch theuerior on the outside. I favour Saunders 5-3Posted September 21, 2013 7:59 pm
Ryder strong in round 7. 4-3 Saunders but its anyones fight.Posted September 21, 2013 7:54 pm
@KL – You have to wonder why in 29 bouts, Wilder has been matched with truly terrible opposition, either he is scared, or his people are scared, because there is no excuse for it at all. 10-15 fight against the type of cannon fodder Wilder has ”fought” I can understand, but 29 of them? Something must be wrong, I’m guessing its a glass jaw, poor stamina, poor defence or poor skills, possibly a combination of those things. Wilder was decked by the near useless Harold Sconiers and looked to have only very basic skills against the unremarkable near novice Kelvin Price. The Chisora that fought Helenius and Vitali would probably beat Wilder.Posted September 21, 2013 7:54 pm
I’ve not seen Perez since his prize fighter win a few years ago really thought he would be a real force by now but if he beats mago and that’s a if as Perez fights don’t seem to happen for some reason then Perez can get back on the seen. Be good to see Perez do well don’t think Ireland have ever had a hw championPosted September 21, 2013 7:52 pm
I have it now 4-2 to Saunders. Six rounds gone. Ryder looking strong though.Posted September 21, 2013 7:51 pm
Gav, Mike Perez look somewhat labored and lacking in power when he took on Travis Walker earlier this year………I hope he gets in better shape and form when he fights Mago in November……..because Perez should easily outbox Mago………but Perez needs to find his form again, and pretty quick too.Posted September 21, 2013 7:44 pm
Cracking fight with Saunders vs Ryder. Shame that some fans had to leave early due to public transport.Posted September 21, 2013 7:39 pm
Mago fighting mike Perez bit of a hidden gem in hw division. Yep Gerber looked awful he hurt chisora though if wilder connects with a shot like that then good night sleep tight Del boyPosted September 21, 2013 7:38 pm
Look Mago, even Garbage slow, no head or body movement Gerber had Chisora momentarily hurt…….do you REALLY think Wilder is scared of Chisora……..give me a break!Posted September 21, 2013 7:36 pm
wilder has run run all the way back to alabama. jackass! he left the UK when he got word chisora was looking for himPosted September 21, 2013 7:25 pm
According to Tyson fury’s trainer on sky sports.com the haye fight will not happenPosted September 21, 2013 7:23 pm
If the Chisora that showed up today had fought Fury the result would’ve been completely different, as for the Haye fight it might’ve been longer. Good win for Chisora but not surprising.Posted September 21, 2013 7:21 pm
Wish I had sky sports lots of knock outs on that card tonight has been a little dull,Posted September 21, 2013 7:13 pm
The author assumes Wilder would have finished Chisora off, on what evidence? Blowing on 29 staggering drunks that could barely stand up? Jeez! Chisora is way ahead of Wilder, he’s beaten Helenius (jobbed), Sexton, Scott, and been in with VK and Haye, different level to Deontay the Ducker!Posted September 21, 2013 7:02 pm
Mathews stops Woodhouse. Woodhouse has done well to get as far as he has in the game i’d sayPosted September 21, 2013 6:39 pm
Gerber was rubbish! No body or head movement and threw minimal punches……..not too surprising that he lost to Sprott.
Bull Pucky – Ref Guido Cavalleri stopped the fight while Gerber was throwing a punch back……They’re robbing boxers so that Chrisora can advance….They robbed M. Scott by counting to ten while he was on his feet and now this. NUTZ!!!Posted September 21, 2013 6:31 pm
Competent win for Chisora against a decent but not great fighter. Keeps him in the mix.Posted September 21, 2013 6:29 pm
I can’t stand Clitsora, but Gerber Baby Food, is a major JOKE, lets hope we NEVER see him again, he sucks.Posted September 21, 2013 6:29 pm
Good performance by Delboy, although he was really hurt by a big shot by Gerber once. The stoppage was a bit early, I think.Posted September 21, 2013 6:28 pm
Zzzzzzzzz this boxing card been so boring hoping Del not can add some excitementPosted September 21, 2013 6:08 pm
Frankie Gavins win over David Barnes was aterrible fight and lets hope thats down to a clash of styles. Gavin should have upped the tempo. Both southpaws which must have thrown them both off having boxed more orthodox fighters in the past. Also good win for Walsh. I favoured Murray to win but good one for Liam.Posted September 21, 2013 6:05 pm