Hearn Sees Whyte Or Chisora Against Wilder
Eddie Hearn feels that Dereck Chisora’s performance against Carlos Takam, that he may be net in line to face off against Deontay Wilder.
Hearn did not see a way for his man to win heading into the fight’s later rounds.
“I didn’t,” Eddie admitted. “I wasn’t sure he could win the fight and during the fight I couldn’t see a way. How can you do that to Takam? You can’t really out-tough him. You can’t trade with him. You can’t really outwork him. So how do you beat him? Chisora has never been renowned for having the power to crush people. And in the seventh round I was thinking maybe they should pull him [Chisora] out, that he was taking too much punishment. And when he threw that right hand… Wow. It was a great finish.”
“Before the fight I felt Dereck could win. He had a bad shoulder going in and he hurt his hand [in the fight], but he can fight. He’s tough. And technically he’s very good. He was catching on the inside, ripping them to the body…”
Not only does he see Chisora next against the WBC title holder, he sees him standing across from Dillian Whyte.
“Him and Dillian [Whyte] is a great fight,” said Hearn. “I’d like one of them to fight [Deontay] Wilder. So I’m going to go back to Wilder. I don’t think he fancies Dillian Whyte. Dillian is horrible to fight. He’s a handful. But maybe after the 12th round he thinks, ‘Oh.’ But maybe he will go for Chisora.”
Quotes via Boxing Scene