Whyte-Chisora Both Look For A Knockout At The O2
In 2016, many thought Dereck Chisora could have taken the decision against Dillian Whyte when they had a “fight of the year” candidate. And while Whyte would take the victory from Chisora, “WAR Chisora” has a chance to rectify this on Saturday night at the O2 Arena, by keeping it out of the judges hands.
Chisora, who is currently managed by former rival David Haye, is looking to drop the WBC silver heavyweight champion in their highly anticipated rematch and put himself into title contention.
“We don’t want to use judges, he has to get knocked out. We have to knock him out, we are coming there with a knockout mentality,” Chisora said.
“No points, nothing. We’re not going to come to box, we’re coming to fight. How I feel right now is war, war, war.
“We’ve trained hard for this fight. There’s only one way we’re going to go for this fight. We’re going to war – right from the get-go.
Staring down the chance to face Anthony Joshua on April 13th, Chisora looks to utilize his strength to pull out the victory on December 22nd. Chisora has pulled a Mirko Cro Cop by naming his power biceps “Hallelujah” and “Amen.”
Across the ring from Chisora is Whyte, who has been in-line as a mandatory challenger for both Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua. With Wilder focused only on a rematch against Tyson Fury, Whyte is looking at becoming the b-side to a Wembley Stadium rematch against Joshua, who knocked him out in 2015.
Since that loss, Whyte has taken eight straight victories including his win over Chisora and a 2018 unanimous decision win over former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker.
Whyte also promises an emphatic end to Chisora when they face off on December 22nd, saying at Thursday’s press conference that mind games won’t work on him. “I’m used to people trying to get into my head”, claimed the heavyweight challenger, “I don’t think even [Chisora] himself knows what he is doing.”
“There will be blood on Saturday night.”
Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora headline a Matchroom Boxing card on Saturday night December 22nd from the O2 Arena in London, England. The fight will air on Showtime in the United States and on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, with a broadcast time of 5:30pm EST on Showtime.