News | Jul 30 2018

Eddie Hearn: ‘Deontay Wilder has lost the plot at the moment’

Hopeful of challenging Deontay Wilder, Dereck Chisora discusses how he turned his career around, writes John Dennen
Deontay Wilder
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THE world wants to see Anthony Joshua versus Deontay Wilder for all the major heavyweight titles. But in the meantime promoter Eddie Hearn is keen to get one of his other heavyweights in the ring with the WBC heavyweight titlist.

“[Wilder] has lost the plot at the moment. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s got a team of people around him that can’t pay him any money. We’re offering him a load of money and he thinks I’m an arsehole so he doesn’t really want to deal with me. But when he realises I’m paying him three or four times more than everybody else,” Hearn said. “But now I can put it on a plate, you’ve got Dillian Whyte, you’ve got Dereck Chisora, he might look at ‘Del Boy’ and go, ‘I’ll have Del Boy.’ Imagine Wilder against Chisora at the O2.”

“Or Brooklyn. If I get the visa,” Chisora quipped.


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