Warren wants Dereck Chisora vs. David Price
By Scott Gilfoid: British boxing promoter Frank Warren likes the idea of a future bout between Dereck Chisora (15-4, 9 KO’s) and British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) in the near future. Both heavyweights are struggling right now to say the least. Chisora has lost four out of his last five fights, while Price is coming off of a 2nd round knockout loss to 41-year-old Tony Thompson last Saturday night.
Warren said in his column at thesun.co.uk “Provided Dereck Chisora regains his license and impresses in his scheduled return later this month, we could have a ready-made North-South fight that would excite the fans as the battle for Redemption.”
Thus far, Chisora still doesn’t have a scheduled opponent for Warren’s March 16th card at the Wembley Arena in London, UK. They could really use Chisora on the card because the rumors floating around about that card aren’t good ones if true. Chisora could find himself fighting in the co-main event if the rumors about Ricky Burns and George Groves possibly being off the card are true.
I know Price was previously interested in facing Chisora before Price’s knockout loss to Thompson, but I seriously doubt that Price will want anything to do with Chisora now. I can’t see that fight happening for the foreseeable future.
Price’s promoter Frank Maloney will likely look to put him back in with Thompson in a rematch, and if he doesn’t do that then he’ll continue matching Price against easy faded fighters in their 40s. Obviously, Maloney underestimated how much the 41-year-old Thompson had left in the tank, because he proved to still be a threat as we saw last Saturday.
It’s possible that Price will face Chisora at some point in the future, but I can’t see that fight happening until 2014. Maloney is going to either put Price back in with Thompson or put him back on a soft diet of weak punchers so that Price’s fragile chin doesn’t get dented again.