Dereck Chisora: Wilder is biding his time, he’ll get $80M fighting Fury
By Charles Brun: Dereck Chisora says Deontay Wilder will be back, and he’ll be getting $80 million for him to fight Tyson Fury later on when the smoke clears from his two fights with Anthony Joshua.
Chisora believes that the former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is “biding his time,” waiting for his opportunity to pounce once he gets his opportunity. Wilder is well-managed with Shelly Finkel, who knows what he’s doing.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ stands more to gain by waiting for his shot against the Joshua-Fury winner than by fighting.
Once those two finish fighting, they’re going to need the talented 6’7″ Deontay because there won’t be anyone else with enough popularity for the Joshua vs. Fury winner to fight that will bring in the green as Wilder will.
It’s understandable why Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) chooses not to give Wilder his contractually-obligated rematch right now because it’s too risky of a fight.
Fury knows that if he fights an angry – and healthy – Wilder right now, he’s going to be looking to knock him into the stratosphere with one of his right hands.
With Wilder’s power, there’s too much risk for Fury, especially with the two massive fights against Joshua on the horizon.
Wilder will get $80 million fighting Fury
“Frank, Bob, and Arum might say the fight is signed,” said Chisora to iFL TV on the Joshua vs. Fury fight. “The guy with the glasses [Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel], he’s a top dog in boxing, and he knows the law in boxing.
“He hasn’t said anything, has he?” Chisora said of Deontay. “Because he knows if that fight [between Wilder and Fury], he’s going to get at least $80 million just sitting down, so he’d biding his time.
“He’s got a three-fight deal. Yeah, the legal side is there, bro. I’m telling you, man, we all want this fight [Wilder vs. Fury] to happen, but it’s not going to happen now.
“Wilder is going to come back, he’s taking his time,” Chisora continued. “He’s a wounded animal right now, his pride is off ‘to this day.’
So his pride is off the key, and things are not happening right. So he’ll come back anyway,” said Chisora.
Chisora says that Wilder “bidding his time” sounds like an accurate analysis of what he’s doing.
Wilder knows that he can make massive cash fighting the Joshua-Fury winner, so he’s going to lay low, lick his wounds, and plan his revenge if ‘The Gypsy King’ emerges as the winner.
With all those rabbit shots Fury hit Wilder with, you can bet that Deontay will be ready to repay him in kind when he faces him in a trilogy match. That fight could come down to which of the two lands their rabbit shots with better form.
It’s a safe bet that the Marquess of Queensberry Rules will go out the window when Wilder and Fury battle it out. Wilder was caught off guard by Fury going rabbit-hunting the last time they fought, but now he knows what he’ll be up against in a third fight.
Don’t be surprised if these two big heavyweights turn the fight into anything goes street brawl with rabbit punches, low blows, elbows, you name it.
It’s all about winning, especially if the referee is completely useless and just hanging around, doing nothing but blocking the spectators’ view.
Chisora giving Billy Joe a chance against Canelo
“Billy [Joe Saunders] has been waiting for that fight for a long, long time, and now he’s got the opportunity,” Chisora said about Saunders’ match against Canelo Alvarez on May 8th.
“Billy has always wanted that fight since he was with Frank. That’s why he left Frank to be with Eddie so that he can get that fight.
“So the fight is happening now, it’s there for him, and it’s up to him now. Everybody has got a chance.
“He’s got to come mind-strong, prepared, and don’t be phased by anything. But knowing Billy, he won’t be phased by anything, so I’m happy for him to get it,” Chisora about Saunder’s match against Canelo.
Chisora needs to forget his friendship with Saunders and see his fight with Canelo Alvarez for what it really is – a mismatch. This is NOT going to be a competitive fight for even an instant. Saunders (30-0, 21 KOs) can’t punch, and he lacks the talent to have any chance of beating Canelo Alvarez.
The only reason Saunders holds a title at 168 is that he fought an unknown guy named Shefat Isufi for the belt in 2019 instead of a talented fighter.
Goodness knows what the World Boxing Organization thought when they sanctioned the Saunders vs. Isufi fight for their vacant WBO 168-lb title.
I hate to say it, but Saunders will be about as competitive with Canelo as Avni Yildirim and Callum Smith both were. Saunders will run around the ring, but he’ll be totally ineffective.
Dereck blames Hearn for Jake Paul mess
“The problem is, there are guys out there that were amateurs and they turned pro that is in this game, and then you’ve got these guys who have 50 million fans of young kids, and then saying they want to be boxers,” said Chisora about YouTuber Jake Paul.
“Then they fight somebody and knock somebody out that is nobody and then suddenly they become the biggest thing.
“I blame Eddie [Hearn] because Eddie keeps promoting these guys. Jake Paul holds the WBC belt for what?
“This is my point. Only in boxing this happens. I blame the guys at the top. Giving a guy a belt that other guys work hard to get.
“This guy comes with his 10 million viewers and becomes a mandatory for a title, which I’ve never heard of but good luck to him.
“Only in America that happens. He’s very vocal, but this is what YouTubers do anyway because they’ve got a platform, and can say whatever they want to say,” said Chisora.
Jake Paul actually has the talent and an exciting fighting style, and he’s more than capable of beating fighters like Tommy Fury.
Eddie Hearn deserves credit for giving Jake a platform to show off his talent, and he’s someone that might have a respectable career if he stays dialed in.
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