Dereck Chisora offers to face Dillian Whyte on Nov.21st
By Charles Brun: Dereck Chisora jumped in on Eddie Hearn’s Instagram live n Tuesday to ask to replace the ill Alexander Povetkin as the opponent for Dillian Whyte this month on November 21st on Sky Box Office at the Wembley Arena in London, England.
It was announced earlier today that Povetkin (35-2-1, 25 KOs) tested positive for COVID 19 and has pulled out of his scheduled rematch against ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) on November 14.
It was originally believed that Whyte would wait until his rematch with Povetkin was rescheduled for January when Hearn wants the fight to occur. Still, now there’s the potential for Dillian to stay on the November 21st date.
Chisora (32-10, 23 KOs) is coming off of a 12 round unanimous decision defeat against Oleksandr Povetkin last Saturday night at the Wembley Arena. It would obviously be a quick turn around for Chisora if he were to return to the ring to face Whyte on November 21st, but Dereck believes it won’t be a problem.
Chisora states that he didn’t receive any injuries in his loss to Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs), and he’s already back in the gym preparing for his next fight.
Whyte has twice between Chisora in exciting fights in 2016 and 2018, and he might not be thrilled at facing him a third time. It would be a risky fight for Whyte, trying to recapture his WBC mandatory status that he lost in his fifth-round knockout defeat against Povetkin on August 22.
Whyte would like a title shot against Fury, who still needs an opponent for his December 5th fight. Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said on Monday that they’d sent a contract out to German heavyweight Agit Kabayel for the December 5th fight, and they’re waiting to hear back from him.
If Kabayel doesn’t take the fight, Team Fury is moving on, and that would create an opportunity for Whyte to get the match against the ‘Gypsy King.’
Chisora: “You want to give me that fight on November 21s?” Chisora asked Hearn on his live Instagram to replace Povetkin as Whyte’s opponent for November 21st.
Hearn: “That’s 2 1/2 weeks.”
Chisora: “I’ll take that. Do you want to give it to me?”
Hearn: “I don’t know. I’m a bit confused. I didn’t really think about it, to be honest with you. David [Haye] called me and said, ‘Del said he’s fit, his hands are fine, he was in the gym yesterday.”
Chisora: “No, bruises, ready to rock and roll.”
Hearn: “You know what? It would be the fastest pay-per-view turn around in history.”
Chisora: “It’s all bout making history. Do you want to give it to me? Think about it, let me know, and I’ll take it.”
Chisora: “I’m alright; let me know.”
Hearn: “You are seeing it live and direct as it unfolds here.”
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