Lewis: Chisora is not ready
Britain's former heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis has claimed Dereck Chisora is not ready for his shot at Vitali Klitschko's WBC belt.
Saturday night in Munich will see 28-year-old Londoner Chisora step into the ring as a huge underdog when he tackles 40-year-old Klitschko at the Olympiahalle.
Chisora has lost two of his last three fights, yet Klitschko has praised the British fighter in the lead-up to their fight and expects a testing defence of his title.
However Lewis, 46, who retired in 2004 and was at one stage the undisputed world champion, struggles to understand why Chisora has been given such an opportunity.
Lewis wrote on Twitter: "Chisora-Klitschko is 4 all intensive purposes [sic] a mismatch. In my era, u couldn't have a WORLD title fight 17 fights n2 ur career. #TooGreen
"At this stage it seems Chisora he should be fighting for a European belt...IMO [in my opinion], he's still a bit too green for the Klitschkos...
"But this is the state of the HW division where fights like this can actually take place. The young talent needs time and experience first..
"The young upcoming talent should be left to sort it out among themselves and gain real experience b4 a shot at the Klitschkos..."