Dereck Chisora wants Deontay Wilder next in America
By Matt Lieberman: Dereck Chisora says his next campaign will be in America, possibly against former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Chisora says the Americans want him to go over there and fight, and he will as long as he can get a visa.
Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) is coming off an eleventh round knockout loss to WBC champion Tyson Fury on October 9th in Las Vegas. Due to the knockout loss, Wilder isn’t expected to be allowed back in the ring until May 2022.
This would be an exciting fight as long as Chisora is willing to wait on Wilder being cleared to fight in May.
Chisora (32-12, 23 KOs) suffered his third consecutive defeat last Saturday night in losing to former WBO champion Joseph Parker by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Dereck says he fought with a broken right pinky finger that he hurt when he slipped and fell last Thursday while walking in his garden at home.
Chisora said he got an injection for the injury and let the British Boxing Board of Control know about the problem.
Interestingly, Chisora, 37, says he has no problems with the judge that scored it close at 114-112 because he says he came back each time he dropped by Parker and would get the better of him by throwing a lot of shots.
Chisora wants Deontay Wilder in America
Deontay, 36, might be lured into a fight with Chisora for the right amount of money. If not, Wilder will have some challenging options like Andy Ruiz Jr.
“That’s our next campaign, coming to America. I’ll take that fight,” said Chisora to iFL TV about wanting Wilder next. “These Americans want me to come there if I get a visa. I need a visa. We should all move to America because they don’t have a lockdown. They’re not putting anybody in a lockdown.
“Listen, nobody fights like me,” said Chisora. “The young fighters now, they’re more worried about winning. It’s about winning the right way. If you’re losing, you lose the right way. I left the arena with my eyes all swelling. And I woke up the next morning; the s*** was all gone.
“I don’t get scared. I enjoy it. I’m not scared of nobody.
“So whoever wrong that or said that, don’t watch me fight next time. Go away; we don’t need your negative vibes here. So basically, you should not do it because your failing? You should just forget about it? That’s the problem with us in Britain,” said Chisora.
It would be astounding if Wilder faces Chisora next because he has so many other options, one of which is Dillian Whyte if Fury vacates his WBC title.
Whyte would be installed as the new WBC heavyweight champion by the World Boxing Council champion, and he would be required to make a defense against the number one contender, which would be Wilder if he agrees to the fight.
Chisora says he was INJURED before Parker fight
It was brave of Chisora to fight with an injury the entire contest with Parker, but that’s not why he lost. Chisora could have been 100% healthy, and he still would have lost.
“After I left the ring, I was, ‘What’s the next campaign?'” said Dereck Chisora on his REFUSAL to retire after his loss to Parker. “When I announce my next fight, tell them not to buy tickets and watch it.
“I hate to say this, and I don’t want to say it, but I have to say it. On Thursday, I was in my garden, and I slipped and broke my baby finger. I put it back together myself. I had to put injections in it, which I told the board. We lost the fight.
“It did click for me, but I lost the fight,” said Chisora. “He boxed a better fight than me, and that was it. He didn’t win it easy; it wasn’t an easy fight for him to win. No, it was not. It was a hard fight for him.
“It’s about time I get something out of boxing. What’s wrong with that?” said Chisora in reacting to the 114-112 score. “It might have been a knockdown, but who finished the round stronger?” said Chisora forgetting the fact that he was knocked down THREE times, not once
“He [Parker] knocked me down with one punch, and I came back with 45 punches. So what was the problem with that? It doesn’t bother me. People write things about me. I don’t even read about it. Write good, write bad, I do NOT care!
I don’t know if you can blame the defeat for Chisora entirely on his broken pinky finger injury. It would be more of a case of Chisora leaning forward and getting hit with uppercuts the entire fight.
If Chisora had made some adjustments with his stance, head movement, and his guard, he could have limited the number of uppercuts that he was hit with by Parker.
Dereck won’t fight until he’s 40
Chisora already looks like he’s in his mid-40s, so it doesn’t matter what he says about him not fighting into his 40s. With the way he’s aging from all the brutal fights he’s had, he might as well be 40.
“All the people writing all that s***, go f*** yourselves!” said a defiant Chisora on the subject of him retiring. “Tell me to retire?
“No. If you don’t want to come watch me, don’t. I don’t care. I know those who love me will come and watch. For those who want to feel sorry for me, don’t feel sorry for me.
“Be happy for me because I’m living my best life right now. I lost a fight, bit deal. People lose, and people win; that’s it. People that write about other people’s mistakes do it because they have nothing better to do. I’m happy,” said Chisora.
“I will not fight until I’m 40. I’m still good in my 30s, so I’m going to do it. That’s what everyone wants to do. When is he going to stop? I don’t know yet. I’m still in the game; I like it and enjoy it. I want to fight everybody.
“Yeah, I’ll be back in the summer,” said Chisora. “I’m coming to America; that’s the next situation we’re working on,” said Dereck when told that Eddie Hearn said that he can knock out Deontay Wilder if the fight went past four rounds.
If Chisora loses a couple of more times in a row, he’ll have a lot of pressure to hang up his gloves because his opportunities to fight on Matchroom Boxing cards would be scaled back by them.
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