#11 IBF, #12 WBA heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) is really bothered about his questionable 12 round split decision loss to Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) earlier this month on December 10, and he wants a rematch with him. In fact, Chisora firmly believes that Whyte will give him a rematch, because he sees him as having no other real options if he wants a nice payday for his next fight.
Whyte beat Chisora by the scores 115-113, 115-114 for Whye, and 115-114 for Chisora. The Chisora vs. Whyte fight took place on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina fight card at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Chisora hurt Whyte several times in the fight with big shots. However, in the last four rounds, Whyte seemed to take over the contest after Chisora gassed out and stopped throwing as many punches as he had earlier in the match.
Chisora made these comments to IFL TV about his desire to get a second fight against Whyte:
“I’ve been reading on the blogs that I won the fight, that I won the fight except for the three judges,” said Chisora. “I had the decision. I had the guy sleeping in the ring for or five times, but it was my fault, I didn’t finish it. In the fight, he was hurt, but at no point did he hurt me. He still has the ‘W’ on his record, which really annoys me. The rematch is going to happen. Where is the guy going to go? Who is he going to fight for what kind of money? This is where the money is. The rematch is going to happen and I’m going to sell it, and guess what? It’s going to be the best fight in 2017. It’s going to be an amazing fight. This is my message for Dillian: He can avoid the rematch. He can try and fight so and so, but his paycheck is going to be $60 to $80 grand. Fight Dereck Chisora and you get $900,000 or $500,000. What would you rather choose – $60 grand or $500,000 or $900,000? That’s how it stands. Fight me and you make money,” said Chisora.
Whyte tweeted last week that he could be facing Bermane Stiverne in a World Boxing Council eliminator fight. The winner of the fight would be the mandatory challenger for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. If Whyte can get the Stiverne fight, then there’s no chance of him wasting time fighting a dangerous guy like Chisora a second time.