Chisora interested in facing Pulev or Wilder in September
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora’s controversial 6th round stoppage win over American Malik Scott last Saturday night seems to have planted some ideas in his head, because Chisora is now talking about wanting to fight the huge heavyweights Kubrat Pulev and Deontay Wilder for his next fight on September 21st in London, UK.
Chisora said in a press release today, “Kubrat for the European title would be nice, and he’;s going to get knocked out or bring me another unbeaten yank to spank in Deontay Wilder.”
It’s going to be up to Chisora’s promoter Frank Warren who he ends up fighting, but I think it’s highly unlikely that he’ll fight either of those guys. I mean, I can see how it’s good for Chisora to name drop those guys to get a surge of attention before fighting another fringe contender, but I don’t see Chisora getting matched against either of those guys.
For one, it’s too short notice to line up talents like that. Wilder has a fight on August 9th against Sergiy Liakhovich and he’s not going to return to the ring on September 21st after only one money.
Pulev isn’t going to rush into a fight against a 2nd tier fighter like Chisora, even if he is his mandatory for his EBU heavyweight title. Pulev is the EBU champion, so why in the heck should he have to fight a 2nd tier heavyweight like Chisora in his own country. What happened to fighting the champion in his own home country?
Pulev is ranked #1 by the IBF; Chisora’s not even in ranked in the top 15. Pulev is unbeaten at 17-0; Chisora has lost 4 out of his last 7 fights. So why should Pulev have to come to the UK to fight a non-top 15 ranked fighter with 4 losses in his last 7 fights and is coming off of a controversial win where the referee stopped the fight at the count of 9. If Chisora wants that fight with Pulev, let him come to his home country of Bulgaria to make it happen, otherwise he should forget about it.
Chisora would lose to both Deontay and Pulev, and quite badly in my estimation. Pulev would beat Chisora worse than Tyson Fury did in winning a lopsided 12 round decision, and Wilder would likely knock Chisora out in 2 rounds.
The guy that Chisora should be fighting on September 21st is Malik Scott, because he got a raw deal with the fight being halted at the count of 9 with him in the lead. He gets nailed with a rabbit punch to the back of the head, hit while he’s down on the canvas, and then counted out at 9 instead of 10.
I think Chisora has unfinished business with Scott, and I think the British Boxing Board of Control and the WBO should rule the Chisora-Scott fight a no contest due to quick stoppage.
I see Chisora facing someone like Martin Rogan, Sam Sexton, Tom Dallas, John McDertmott or Audley Harrison on September 21st. In other words, a domestic level heavyweight.
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