The manager of a top heavyweight contender has asked why Derek Chisora has ‘knocked back several times’ an offer to fight his man.
Chisora has repeatedly stated that he has a couple of fights left in him and that he only wants to take on big challenges that excite him.
The much-loved Brit has had a long career and has faced up to many of the sport’s biggest talents from Tyson Fury three times to Oleksandr Usyk via David Price, Dillian Whyte and Vitali Klitschko.
Martin Bakole’s manager Bille Nelson has now claimed that his Congolese challenger would be up for fighting Chisora. The 30-year-old has beaten the likes of Sergey Kuzmin and Tony Yoka, and most recently stopped Carlos Takam in Saudi Arabia.
He has long been chasing the big fights but often gets left out in the cold because of the threat he poses. He now sits at number 1 with the WBA in their most recent rankings with Oleksandr Usyk holding the championship belt for that governing body.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Nelson reckoned Chisora has been offered a fight with his man.
“Derek Chisora said fighters don’t get opportunities for fights, blah blah blah. Why has he knocked back the fight with Martin Bakole several times? Hello, we’ll fight him no problem.”
He then claimed it made sense for the two to come together, though didn’t give Chisora much chance.
“He’s African, Martin is African. Come and fight Martin. Give him a chance. He’s stated that people don’t give him a chance, well why doesn’t he give Martin a chance? Fight him like you fought Gerald Washington, it won’t go two rounds.”