News | Dec 20 2018

Dereck Chisora says Eddie Hearn is ‘a snake in the grass’

Dillian Whyte warns Dereck Chisora that 'he's trying to ruin his career,' writes John Dennen
Dereck Chisora
Chisora has set a heavyweight clash with Parker Action Images/Reuters/Adam Holt

DERECK CHISORA spared Dillian Whyte the expected pre-fight taunts instead, in the days ahead of his rematch with London rival, directing his ire at promoter Eddie Hearn.

Chisora condemned Hearn as “a snake in the grass,” saying he should have already secured a world title shot for Whyte. “He is selling Dillian short, 100 per cent. When you hold a WBC Silver belt then you are mandatory to fight for the title but they have not put the money up to fight,” Chisora said. “Eddie does not believe Dillian can beat Deontay [Wilder, the WBC champion]. “From what I have been told, if they had offered Deontay £4.5million then it was on.

“He should have got Dillian the Wilder fight. Eddie was supposed to phone Showtime and make the fight happen.