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PLONKERS; Del Boy swipe at Klitschkos after he goes down fighting.

Byline: Gordon Scott

Defiant Dereck Chisora wants another crack at the Klitschkos - despite crashing to defeat in Munich last night.

Vitali Klitschko vowed to make the Englishman pay for slapping him "like a woman" during the weigh-in on Friday - but he failed to deliver a knockout blow.

The giant Ukrainian did manage to hold on to his WBC heavyweight belt in Munich as he claimed an unanimous points decision.

But Chisora was far from disgraced and gave the 40-year-old a far tougher fight than expected.

He did let himself down with his antics again, though, spitting water at Klitschko's brother Wladimir before the fight.

Chisora also clashed with Wladimir after the bout and the duo had to be separated in the ring as they engaged in verbals.

Now Del Boy wants to take on either of the brothers in another grudge match.

Chisora was booed throughout by German fans but he would relish stepping into the Munich bear pit again.

He said: "They can boo me and hate me but I don't care. I will not give any excuses. I got beat by experience but he did not hurt me.

"I'm going to keep working hard and we'll get a rematch. The fans saw I put on a good fight."

Klitschko admitted the bout was harder than he expected and said: "I have respect for Chisora as a fighter but not as a human. He comes from Great Britain but he is not a gentleman."

Klitschko was pleased with his points win yet it wasn't the kind of revenge he wanted after Chisora's unprovoked attack at the weigh-in.

That senseless slap earned Chisora a pounds 32,000 fine from the World Boxing Council and Vitali yearned to make the 28-year-old pay in the ring by sending him sprawling to the deck.

But that failed to happen and Chisora deserves great credit.

He wasn't allowed to walk in to his usual entrance music - the theme to Only Fools and Horses - because organisers claimed it wasn't serious enough. This Del Boy, though, proved that he was no joke as a challenger.

Lee noise-up Tommy Gilmour reckons unbeaten Denis Shafikov will face the most hostile crowd of his career when Lee McAllister is roared on by the Red Army in Saturday night's Euro light-welterweight title fight.

Dons fan Lee McAllister (29) will be backed by 2500 fans at as e l lo ut AECC in the biggest fight staged in the north east.

Gilmour, who manages McAllister, be used to big crowds said: "Shafikov will but I doubt he will ever have experienced a more patriotic one. Lee has a huge following and I've never heard a noisier bunch."


Sore one.. Vitali rocks Chisora then parties with his brother (top)
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Geographic Code:4EUGE
Date:Feb 19, 2012
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