Derek Chisora has advised Deontay Wilder not to return the ring following an emotional outburst after his first round knockout of Robert Helenius.
Wilder’s return to the ring was short-lived as he despatched Finnish Helenius with just three punches landed. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ now moves up towards the top of the division once more.
Derek Chisora – who is readying himself to face Wilder’s three-time dance partner, Tyson Fury – wasn’t impressed with Helenius as an opponent and believes he should’ve been in the ring instead. He spoke to BT Sport.
“I was trying to get that fight but they said no, I’m not on their radar. They end up fighting some fat white guy. He ends up fighting his sparring partner [Helenius] and then beating him by pushing him.”
‘Del Boy’ went on to criticise Wilder’s emotional state, claiming that the three fights with Fury, particularly the two knockout losses, may have changed him as a fighter and person.
“You know Deontay Wilder’s very emotional. I think Tyson did damage to him. He’s so emotional. You say hello to the guy he starts crying.”
Following the knockout, Wilder broke down in tears at the post-fight press conference. The former champion from Alabama was worried that he could have seriously hurt Helenius. Chisora doesn’t have time for such acts.
“So don’t go in the f***ing ring then, innit? You go in the ring to get paid motherf***er. It’s a gladiator sport, bro … People shouldn’t go in the ring if they’re very emotional and if they thing they’re gonna do damage on other people’s kids. Don’t do it. Just retire from boxing and just live your life.”
Chisora fights Fury under the lights of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3. Whilst going through the ropes as a big underdog, he might just shock the world and become WBC World Heavyweight Champion. Should he do so, a meeting with Wilder could be waiting on the other side.