Chisora: Main Event Or Pull Me
Monday was not a fun day for Eddie Hearn.
The Matchroom Boxing promoter was hosting the fourth press conference in less than a week, this time announcing an October 26th card featuring Dereck Chisora and former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker… As the co-main event for the WBSS finals between Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor.
While the junior welterweight fight not only serves as the finals of the World Boxing Super Series, it is also a junior welterweight title unification fight.
None of this matters to Chisora who feels London’s O2 Arena is his home and is wondering why the promoters are using his name to draw a crowd without him last on the card.
“Just a couple of questions I want to clear while we’re sitting up here,” Chisora said during Monday’s press conference in London. “Who’s the main event of this (card)?”
“The gentleman sitting next to you (Regis Prograis),” Chisora and his opponent’s promoter Eddie Hearn replied.
“That’s not going to work for me,” Chisora said prior to going on a rant. “I’m not going to sell out O2 for them guys to be the main event. We need to change that. We’re on Box Office because of this. They’re not going to sell Box Office on their own, so f*** that.
“Either put me in the main event or else pull me out of the f****n’ show.”
“Tell him we’re not boxing in f****n’ Glasgow, mate,” Chisora stated, interrupting Comosa AG head Kalle Sauerland, will oversee Prograis-Taylor as it has all WBSS bouts. “Tell him to sell tickets in Glasgow, let’s see if anyone in will buy any f****n’ tickets in Glasgow, man.”
“Let me know, Adam, or I’m gonna go f***n’ ballistic,” noted Chisora to the head of Sky Sports’ boxing division Adam Smith. “I’ll get on with it if you tell me if I’m the main event or not. If not, pull me out and there won’t be no Box Office. I’m tired of selling the show. So give me some of that f****n’ money and put it in my pocket.
“I’m gonna get on with it if you tell me am I the main event or not? If not, give me more money and then we get to business. I’m sorry to do this, but I feel like you’re f****ng me with no Vaseline.”
“Nobody gives a f*** about the Ali Trophy, it’s past date,” Chisora said of the WBSS’ top prize. “The heavyweights are back. Mike Tyson said it, when (Anthony Joshua) knocked out… Wladimir Klitschko (in April 2017), no more money to the small guys, the money is going back to the heavyweight division.
“We haven’t heard about the Ali Trophy for the last six months and now they want to jump up on our f****n’ show on Sky. F*** that, give me more money and we can get to business. If you can’t just tell me, you can’t.”
Report: Boxing Scene