Klitschko shot too soon for Dereck Chisora - David Haye
By Ben Dirs
Haye is confident a fight against one or both of the Klitschkos will happen
David Haye believes Dereck Chisora's world title shot against Wladimir Klitschko has come far too soon.
British heavyweight champion Chisora, 26, challenges Klitschko for his IBF and WBO belts in Mannheim, Germany in December, in only his 15th pro fight.
"I hope he can pull it off but he's neither physically or mentally ready," said Haye, who defends his WBA belt against Audley Harrison on 13 November.
"British level and world level is a completely different sport."
Chisora has won all 14 of his professional fights but the biggest name on his resume is an over-the-hill Danny Williams, whom he
knocked out in May.
In contrast Klitschko has had 58 fights, winning 55 of them, 49 inside the distance.
"Maybe if Dereck had won a European title and defended that three or four times against good calibre opposition and fought some world-ranked fighters, potentially he'd have a shot," Haye told BBC Sport.
"But he's had no real amateur pedigree, had only 14 fights against journeymen and the best he's won is the British title, which is no bad thing.
"He's going to find things are different at world level a bit early in his career.
"Hopefully he'll get a good payday, that's what it's about, earning some money, because it's going to be a hard, hard night's work for him.
"He's got all the attributes - quick hands, he's young and fresh - but you need to be seasoned to go up against the Klitschkos."
Haye added that even if Chisora, a 6-1 shot to beat Klitschko, was to pull off what would be a massive upset, an all-British unification match would never happen.
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