Dillian Whyte: ‘It’s a personal score I need to settle with Dereck Chisora’

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Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora discuss their potential rematch with Jack Figg

DILLIAN WHYTE claims Dereck Chisora is “unrealistic” even as rumours of their rematch being made gather apace.

Whyte and Chisora competed in a fight of the year contender in December 2016 at the Manchester Arena where the “Body Snatcher” walked home with a split-decision win.

The two could be set to meet once again, however, both heavyweights admitted a rematch hasn’t yet been agreed.

Chisora said, “I spoke to Eddie [Hearn, his promoter] and I said to him once you finishing dealing with the AJ fight and the promotion we’ll get together, we’ll sit down and we’ll discuss.

“That’s the idea, but we haven’t spoke for about two weeks and when we do know, everyone else will know.

“It’s a fight everybody wants to watch, and we’ll blow everyone out the water, anyone who’s putting on a show that day, they’re not going to get any recognition.”

Whyte, who has beaten, Malcolm Tann, Robert Helenius, Lucas Browne, and Joseph Parker since his December triumph against Chisora, claimed “Del Boy” is unrealistic.

“I don’t know at the minute, it’s all up in the air,” Whyte said commenting on the status of the proposed rematch.

“Dereck Chisora is unrealistic and he needs to go and sit down and have a talk with himself and think if he really needs this fight or not.”

Whyte, the current WBC Silver champion, has been named as a contender to fight Anthony Joshua in April, as the unified champion penned a two-fight deal that will see him fight consecutively at Wembley Stadium.

With Whyte seemingly so close to a world title fight, does the Brixton puncher see the prospect of facing Chisora beforehand as a risk?

“Every fight is a big risk for me, all of these fights are a big risk,” Whyte claimed.

“I don’t care if it’s dangerous or not I’m not that type of guy to just sit back. I take chances. I’ve done that my whole career and I’m not going to stop now.”

While Whyte might consider Chisora is a risky fight, “Del Boy” doesn’t agree his rival can be considered close to getting a shot at the world heavyweight title.

“How close is he?” Chisora said on Whyte’s chances of fighting for the world title.

“You have to understand not everything is written and set in stone. AJ might end up fighting Deontay Wilder next year, then that leaves Dillian Whyte out of the mix for another year, so how close is he? Nobody’s close until you sign contract.”

The two competed in a tremendous heavyweight fight where the decision was razor thin but Whyte, rather than wanting to win in a more convincing fashion, claimed he wants a rematch for ‘personal’ reasons.

“Canelo beat ‘Triple G’ by a close margin and he won’t feel like that, a win’s a win,” Whyte said.

Dillian Whyte

“I do want to fight him again, to beat him up and knock him out. I believe I’ll knock him out this time, I believe I’ve acquired enough experience and enough knowledge to know what to do to stop him this time and I believe I will stop him this time.

“That’s the only reason, I don’t need to fight him for money or anything else. It’s a personal score I need to settle with him.”

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