DERECK CHISORA has offered to fight Dillian Whyte later this year after the Brixton heavyweight claimed Sam Sexton pulled out of a mooted clash with him.
Whyte looked set to box Sexton for the vacant British heavyweight title in October, though now insists Sam has backed out of talks.
In a video he posted on social media, Whyte claims his next fight date – October 7 in Glasgow – was intended as a British title meeting with Sexton.
“This is the problem with British boxing. There’s guys like Lamb (sic) Sexton out there who says he wants to fight, he wants to do this, he wants to do that,” he said.
“He’s been saying I’m scared of him, that I don’t want to fight him, now I agreed to fight him. I even got Eddie [Hearn] to move the fight date from the eighth to the seventh so it’s suitable for him to fight.
“And now the guy is saying he can’t fight because it’s lambing season and he’s too busy lambing. So sorry to you guys – sorry for letting you down on a fight for the British title but guys like Sam Sexton are destroying British boxing.”
Chisora is set to box in Sweden in an eight-rounder on September 10 after being outpointed by Kubrat Pulev for the European heavyweight title in May.
He’s been linked to a fight with Whyte for some time and the pair have traded verbal barbs in the past, though Chisora has now thrown down the gauntlet.
“Don’t worry man, I’ll take his place,” Chisora said in a video he posted online, directed at Whyte. “Say ‘let’s do it’ and I’ll whoop your a**, it’s easy. Easy pickings bro, that’s it.
“Tell your boys to holler at my boys and then we’ll get it done. Don’t worry about Sam, I’ll fight you.”
Sexton responded to Whyte by claiming he needed a three week delay on the fight date due to an injury, with Hearn stepping in to add that that won’t work as Whyte will be fighting Chisora later in the year.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) 27 August 2016