Warren confident Chisora can still succeed at world level
By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Frank Warren thinks former British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora (15-4, 9 KO’s) can still be a factor at the world class level in the heavyweight division despite Chisora’s clear lack of success in his last three fights. Warren is hoping that Chisora will get his boxing license back by the British Boxing Board of Control by March 16th so that he can put him on his Wembley card in London.
Warren said on his column at thesun.co.uk “I have a slot tentatively reserved for him on my Rule Britannia promotion at Wembley Arena on March 16 and, after a couple of rust-shedders, I remain confident he could yet succeed at world level.”
Warren would like to match Chisora against unbeaten British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price at some point in the future. Warren said it “could double as a world-title eliminator.”
A fight between Chisora vs. Price as World title eliminator? I don’t see that happening in this lifetime. I mean, Chisora probably will get his boxing license boxing by the BBBofC by March 16th, and he probably will fight on the Wembley card, but I don’t see Chisora moving up the ranks and being the one to fight Price in a world title eliminator bout.
Price is talking about wanting to make a move for a title eliminator bout either late this year or next year, and Chisora isn’t even ranked in the top 15, and I doubt he’ll be facing anyone good enough on March 16th to get him ranked.
In the past two years, Chisora has lost to Tyson Fury, Robert Helenius, Vitali Klitschko and David Haye. Chisora has had some big fights, but he’s lost them all, and if you put him in with heavyweights like Kubrat Pulev, Bermane Stiverne, Deontay Wilder and Chris Arreola, he’s going to likely lose badly to all of them. It’s not even going to be a fight. Those guys have power and talent and I don’t think Chisora will even get to the stage where he can fight Price in a world title eliminator.
I basically see Chisora as British and Commonwealth title material. Once Price finally gets tired of holding onto those straps, he’ll give them up and Chisora can recapture them and sit upon his domestic level throne that he previously sat on.