Chisora Ready To Help Povetkin Against Whyte, Whyte Responds
If there is anyone that knows what makes Dillian Whyte tick it is Dereck Chisora. The former European Heavyweight Champion, who lost to “The Body Snatcher” twice, is looking for a measure of revenge. That means helping Whyte’s upcoming opponent Alexander Povetkin.
Chisora (32-9) told Sky Sports that a relationship has formed with Povetkin (35-2-1), who is set to face off against Whyte in July for the latter’s interim WBC Heavyweight Title. The two were supposed to fight in May, but the bout was postponed due to the coronavirus. The Manchester Arena will be the reported host venue of the fight.
“I’ve already said to Povetkin that, if he needs me, I’ll come and help him. I’ll fly to Russia,” Chisora stated. “He said that he’d get me a private jet to come. Povetkin is my boy.”
Whyte and Chisora fought one another for the first time in 2016. Following a back and forth affair, Chisora lost the bout via split decision for the WBC International Heavyweight Title. The bout was known for its dramatic build. They had a rematch a few years later (2018) for the WBC Silver and WBO International Heavyweight Titles, with Whyte winning again via knockout.
Chisora is set to face off against Oleksandr Usyk in a mandatory heavyweight title fight. Originally set for May, that fight has also been postponed. Due to his involvement in Whyte’s business, this could potentially lead to a third fight between the two. Whyte is not mad at Chisora but doesn’t mind stirring things up further. That is especially true if the trilogy fight happens.
“It’s Derek being Derek. He’s good at talking his way into an a**-whooping… I ain’t got no beef with Derek. I’m cool with the guy but clearly he has a vendetta,” Whyte stated.
“Derek is a stepping stone and I’ve stepped over him twice already. If he wants to be brutally knocked out again I’ll take some easy money! If he beats Oleksandr Usyk and there’s a belt on the line, I’d gladly take the belt off of him.”
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn is exploring all options as boxing is set to return to action by mid-summer. With fans craving sports, Hearn may very well give in and book Chisora v. Whyte III.