News | Dec 27 2018

Dereck Chisora says Dillian Whyte deserves world title shot

However Dereck Chisora insists he has no plans to retire himself, writes John Dennen
Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora

AFTER suffering a chilling 11th round knockout defeat to Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora has said that his London rival deserves a world title shot.

“I’ve said this before. I think Dillian should get his world title shot. When he won the WBC Silver [belt], it’s been two years now. I don’t know why he hasn’t boxed for it but I think he deserves his shot,” Chisora said. “He deserves it but I think everybody wants to see that fight Deontay Wilder versus AJ [Anthony Joshua]. If that happens then you’ve got [Tyson] Fury in the mix as well… Eddie [Hearn, Whyte’s promoter] has to fight for Dillian to fight for a world title.”

David Haye, Chisora’s manager, echoed those sentiments. “After Dillian’s last three fights, Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora, if any of the contenders outside of AJ, Fury and Wilder, I believe he’s proven that he deserves the next shot at a title,” he said. “I can’t see any other heavyweights outside of Dillian right now who deserves a world title shot more than he does. He’s put it on the line. He didn’t have to fight [Chisora] but he did and he did great.”


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