Martin Rogan wants Chisora next

By Boxing News - 07/22/2013 - Comments

rogan4622By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Dereck Chisora (19-4, 11 KO’s) will be fighting in only two months on September 21st in London, UK, and he badly needs an opponent for that fight date. Although Chisora mentioned Kubrat Pulev and Deontay Wilder as two fighters he wouldn’t mind fighting on September 21st, it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t have a chance in a million to get either of those talents to fight on short notice in his home country.

With the controversy that surrounds Chisora’s win over Malik Scott last Saturday, there’s no way I could see Wilder or Pulev willing to go to the UK to fight Chisora. Well, there is one fighter that’s willing to take him on and that’s 42-year-old Martin Rogan (16-4, 8 KO’s), but he’s talking about wanting Chisora to fight him in Belfast, Northern Ireland rather than Chisora’s home city of London.

Rogan said to “His [Chisora] record is no further on than mine. He’s landed a couple of good fights. He showed good skills [against Malik Scott]. It’s a fight that would be good for the public.”

This might be the best option Chisora has for September because I don’t see him getting Wilder or Pulev to say yes. 42-year-old Audley Harrison also has thrown his hat into the ring and is reportedly interested in facing Chisora. Other than those 42-year-olds, Chisora’s promoter might be able to lures the likes of Kevin Johnson, Vinny Maddalone for Nicolai Firtha over to the UK to fight Chiosora.

Sure, it wouldn’t be a fight against a big name, but it depends on what Chisora’s promoters’ idea of what a big name is. Some people think Audley is a big name, and maybe there are some people who see Kevin Johnson as a big name.
Rogan-Chisora would be an awful fight, but then again so was Chisora vs. Scott.

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