Dillian Whyte Still Wants Wilder Fight
Dillian Whyte looks to continue a pursuit of a showdown with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder – especially after his biggest rival suffered a major setback in Monaco.
There were some rumblings of a rematch between Whyte and his domestic rival Dereck Chisora. The two heavyweights engaged in a ‘Fight of The Year’ war back in December of 2015, with Whyte winning a very close twelve round decision that some felt could have easily gone the other way.
Chisora signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom earlier in 2017, with hopes of landing a Whyte rematch.
Any opportunity for a rematch suffered a huge blow on Saturday, when Chisora fell in a lackluster effort to EBU world champion Agit Kabayel via decision.
When asked about Chisora by Sky Sports, Whyte attacks his rival’s ability to be mentally prepared for a fight.
“He seemed unmotivated, he couldn’t be bothered… Dereck is a strange character, and that shows in his performances. Sometimes he shows up, and other times he doesn’t care.”
“He’s unpredictable. Even he doesn’t know what will happen when he wakes up in the morning. You can never bank on someone like that. He might wake up and decide to never box again, or decide to try and become world champion. He’s blown it big time. There was lots of money on the line in a big event but he’s blown it. I’m very disappointed. He’s just not ambitious enough anymore.”
Whyte was targeting a fight with Wilder on a February date in London. But if Wilder fell through, Whyte was hoping to fight Chisora – which now means very little based on last week’s performance.
“We tried to make the rematch back in June but it didn’t happen. [Next February] I was expecting to fight Deontay Wilder and, if that fell through, Chisora was the back-up, but now it’s unlikely.”
“We will keep chasing Wilder and we will look at other options if he doesn’t want it. But I think Wilder will take the fight because we’re talking about mega money for him. We’ll see.”