Whyte, Chisora set up rematch next month

BRITISH heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora will hold a rematch in London on December 22, it has been announced.

The duo will go head-to-head at The O2 in a highly-anticipated clash which comes some two years since Whyte defeated Chisora on a controversial split decision in Manchester.

Whyte, 30, has since beaten Australian Lucas Browne and also in July overcame New Zealand’s former WBO champion Jospeh Parker to stake his claim for a world title shot.

Chisora, meanwhile, will come into the showdown after stopping Carlos Takam in eight rounds on the undercard of the Whyte/Parker show at The O2 and is now managed by former ring adversary David Haye.

Whyte maintains there will be no disputing the outcome when the pair go toe-to-toe again.

“This will be Chisora’s last fight, the donkey’s last ride,” Whyte said.

Whyte, whose only defeat from 25 fights came against Anthony Joshua at the end of 2015, hopes he will soon be handed an opportunity to fight for a world championship.

Chisora, meanwhile, maintains he has unfinished business to settle with Whyte.

“I was cheated in our first fight by the judges, everyone knows that I was the true victor. This time I have a score to settle, Dillian won’t be hearing the final bell to be saved by the judges,” the 34-year-old said.

“I will be stepping in the ring a different fighter. I have everything to prove and it all to lose.” - PA Sport

Print Friendly

Leave a Comment