Don Charles: "Even Stevie Wonder Could Have Judged
Chisora As The Winner In The First Fight"
Trainer Don Charles says Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) is
leaving nothing to chance when he meets Robert Helenius
(24-1, 15 KOs) in a hotly anticipated rematch at the
Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland on May 27.
Helenius holds a controversial split decision win over
Chisora from their all action showdown in December 2011,
which many, including Charles, believed the British boxer
did enough to win.
“Even Stevie Wonder could have judged the correct winner in
that fight,'' he says.
“I used to take these bad results personally, but not
anymore. It happens all the time at all levels of boxing,
whether that’s in the amateurs or professionals.
“You should be able to overturn results in boxing. Boxing
seems to be the only sport at the moment where you can’t go
back and change outcomes. Football, Cricket, Tennis,
American sports, etc. all have technology and video replays
in order to correct bad decisions. Why not do the same in
Chisora and Helenius will be contesting for the WBC Sliver
Heavyweight title, but Charles claims that the biggest
incentive is for Chisora to avenge his 2011 defeat.
“Every fighter needs an incentive, and the incentive here is
to correct the original decision,’’ says Charles. ‘’Dereck
has to be the referee, judge and the jury. We are not
leaving anything to chance.
“I hate giving fighters instructions to go out looking for
the KO, but for this fight, Dereck is under strict
instruction to go out there and knock this guy out.
“Robert is a good fighter. But without a doubt he has not
been the same man since he first fought Dereck. Dereck
knocked every last inch of confidence out of him. I am very
confident that Dereck will knock him out!”