Whyte: Chisora blew it, still after Wilder

Dillian Whyte recorded the 22nd professional victory of his career last week when he outpointed ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ Robert Helenius to capture the WBC ‘Silver’ heavyweight title in a lacklustre bout. Many had expected following that bout, Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte would reinvigorate their ongoing rivalry and come to an agreement for a highly anticipated rematch. Those plans however suffered a setback after Chisora endured the 8th professional loss of his career to Agit Abayel this past weekend in Monte Carlo.

“He seemed unmotivated, he couldn’t be bothered,” Whyte told Sky Sports when evaluating Chisora’s display. “Dereck is a strange character, and that shows in his performances. Sometimes he shows up, and other times he doesn’t care.”

“He’s unpredictable. Even he doesn’t know what will happen when he wakes up in the morning. You can never bank on someone like that. He might wake up and decide to never box again, or decide to try and become world champion. He’s blown it big time. There was lots of money on the line in a big event but he’s blown it. I’m very disappointed. He’s just not ambitious enough anymore” Whyte added.

“We tried to make the rematch back in June but it didn’t happen. [Next February] I was expecting to fight Deontay Wilder and, if that fell through, Chisora was the back-up, but now it’s unlikely,” Whyte said.

On a final note, Dillian spoke about still harbouring hopes of a WBC world heavyweight championship opportunity against the undefeated title-holder Deontay Wilder “We will keep chasing Wilder and we will look at other options if he doesn’t want it. But I think Wilder will take the fight because we’re talking about mega money for him. We’ll see.”



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