Chisora brands self ‘Money Man’

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

LON­DON. — Zim­babwe-born boxer Dereck Chisora has branded him­self as the “Money Man” and is con­fi­dent he can agree a Bri­tish heavy­weight re­match with Dil­lian Whyte this week.

The Bri­tish ri­vals are ex­pected to re­sume ne­go­ti­a­tions this week over a sec­ond fight on De­cem­ber 22, al­though Luis Or­tiz has also put him­self for­ward as an al­ter­na­tive op­po­nent, with the WBC wel­com­ing this bout.

But Chisora, who was born in Harare’s high-den­sity sub­urb of Mbare be­fore he re­lo­cated to Eng­land to join his mum when he was a teenager, in­sists there would be much more pub­lic de­mand for an­other show­down be­tween him and Whyte.

“Yeah, we’re go­ing to try to do the fight this week,” Chisora ex­clu­sively told Sky Sports.

“We’ll see what hap­pens any­way, but we def­i­nitely want to make the fight for De­cem­ber 22. By the week­end, and then ev­ery­thing an­nounced.

“We haven’t started (talks), but I be­lieve by the end of this week­end, or we’ll have done it by Fri­day (to­day).

“I’m go­ing to smash him. No one wants to see that (Whyte-Or­tiz), so I don’t know why he’s talk­ing about Luis Or­tiz. I’m the Money Man.”

Last month, pro­moter Ed­die Hearn con­firmed that the ea­gerly-awaited re­match be­tween Chisora and Whyte is set to take place on De­cem­ber 22.

The date will mark two years since their epic first en­counter, in which the Body Snatcher se­cured the win via split de­ci­sion.

But Del Boy (Chisora) has long main­tained that he did enough to edge out the vic­tory, and has been adamant that he will win by knock-out should they face each other again.

And he looks set to fi­nally get the chance to avenge his loss against the WBC Sil­ver champ af­ter Hearn re­vealed that a De­cem­ber bout is in the mak­ing.

When asked who Whyte’s next op­po­nent will be, the Match­room pro­moter said: “Chisora, De­cem­ber 22.”

Be­fore adding: “The 22nd would be O2 with Dil­lian Whyte and Chisora, not done yet.

“Great times. I think there is a real mind­set from fighters at ev­ery level to be in proper fights.”

While he also re­vealed he spoke on the phone to Chisora claim­ing he is set to make a for­tune should the fight against Whyte ma­te­ri­alise.

He said: “I spoke to Chisora and told him if this hap­pens, you are go­ing to make an ab­so­lute for­tune.

“And good luck to you. He de­serves it. He’s had some wars. That (Car­los) Takam fight was not nor­mal.”

Hearn also re­vealed plans for WBA Reg­u­lar su­per-mid­dleweight cham­pion Rocky Field­ing to take on James De­gale in De­cem­ber.

While former WBC cruis­er­weight champ Tony Bellew could be in ac­tion against Ukrainian great Olek­sandr Usyk on Novem­ber 10. — Sky Sports.

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