Derek Chisora has enjoyed a rivalry with Dillian Whyte that has played out twice in the ring and many times out of it, and the latest exchange in light of the adverse analytical findings in Whyte’s drugs test is another brutal one.
The two British heavyweights fought first in 2016 then again in 2018 with Whyte taking a split decision win the first time, and a clean 11th-round knockout victory in the rematch. The build-up to both fights was fractious but both men showed respect for each other after the final bell.
Next for Chisora is an entertaining match-up with former Deontay Wilder foe Gerald Washington on Anthony Joshua’s undercard this weekend, the main event previously featuring Whyte.
‘The Bodysnatcher’ has a very different fight on his hands after this latest positive test – though some already believe his career is now over.
Speaking to Seconds Out, Chisora revealed he told his domestic tival ‘he’s f**ked.’
“I told him, he’s f**ked. I called him, I said you’re f**ked.”
With Whyte out of the main event, Joshua will now face Robert Helenius.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has already revealed that his charge is taking an ‘astounding’ financial hit on this fight now that it has been made a standard DAZN broadcast and is no longer a PPV.
No doubt after the fight a lot of comparisons will be made to how Joshua dealt with Helenius compared to Wilder, who knocked out ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ in just one round.
If ‘AJ’ gets through on Saturday night, he’s expected to face off against ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in Saudi Arabia early next year.