Last Updated on 15 Dec 2021 9:01 pm (UK Time)
In a recent interview with iFLTV, Dereck “War” Chisora expressed that his ex opponent and bitter rival Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte deserves to face Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury for the WBC heavyweight title.
Dereck Chisora On Dillian Whyte
“Yeah man, he deserves his mandatory, and I don’t think the way what happened to Dillian should be happening every day. But it’s boxing you know, they’re their own judges, their own bosses, so what they say is up to them. You know I think he’s waited, I don’t know, for four years and well done to him”
Despite being mandatory with the WBC for thousands of days, Whyte never received a shot at the world title. However, the WBC recently ordered Fury and Whyte to face each other so there is a good chance we will see this fight next.
The only thing that is hindering the negotiations at the moment is the purse split, which needs to be resolved soon if this fight is to happen in early spring. Fury and his team want 80-20 in their favour whereas Eddie Hearn and Whyte want a fairer share of 55-45.
As for Chisora and Whyte, they have an explosive history together. Their first fight ended in a controversial split decision in favour of Whyte, while in their second bout Whyte knocked Chisora out with a stunning left hook.
Not to mention, the shocking incident where Chisora threw a table at Whyte during their press conference in 2016.
Even though Chisora has had bad blood with Whyte in the past and lost to The Body Snatcher in two thrilling contests, the man from Finchley is happy for him.
“I feel happy for Dillian that he gets to fight for the WBC and I hope they do it in London”
When asked about how tough it will be for Whyte to defeat Fury, Chisora believes it will be a tough fight for The Body Snatcher, especially if he doesn’t work on his head movement.
“It’s gonna be a difficult fight, he needs to learn to move his head because if he doesn’t move his head it’s gonna be a long night for him”.
Chisora has lost to The Gypsy King twice so he knows firsthand how challenging it is to fight Fury.
Time will tell whether Fury and Whyte can come to an agreement on the purse split and confirm a date for their fight in 2022. If it does happen we can be assured of an intense build-up and an interesting match-up between two world-class heavyweight boxers.
In the meantime, Chisora is set to rematch Joseph Parker this Saturday in Manchester, after he lost to the man from New Zealand via a controversial split decision early on in the year.
A win for Chisora could lead to a trilogy with Parker or throw him back into the mix for an even bigger fight next. Regardless, Chisora is always entertaining to watch and we can expect an exciting encounter that could go either way.