Derek Chisora Next Fight: Where Does Veteran Heavyweight Go After Career Best Win?

Derek Chisora Next Fight: Where Does Veteran Heavyweight Go After Career Best Win?

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Deontay Wilder Called Out For Derek Chisora Next Fight As British Warrior Beats Top 10 Heavyweight

Fan-favourite British Heavyweight Derek Chisora turned back the clock last night as he earnt a career-best win over Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev via Split Decision (116-112, 112-116, 116-114) in an entertaining contest watched by over 7,000 fans at The O2 Arena, London and hundreds of thousands of viewers on DAZN worldwide.

Pulev’s only two prior defeats came at the hands of unified champions Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua. The Bulgarian previously beat Chisora by a split decision in 2016 in their first meeting, this fight was significantly more entertaining as Derek Chisora had a better game plan coming in.

Chisora used surprisingly effective head movement to nullify the jab of Pulev and close the distance. He had the majority of his success on the inside, up close reddening the torso of Pulev in addition to some overhand rights.

Derek Chisora immediately called out Deontay Wilder in his post-fight interview but a fight like that is not only unlikely due to Wilder’s affiliation with the PBC, and him being based out of the United States where Chisora is not as big a name but also a very dangeorus one for Chisora at this moment in his career and not one that fans want to see.

Derek Chisora Next Fight vs Joe Joyce?

S-Jam/Queensberry are trying to build Joe Joyce into a PPV star and for that, he needs a marquee name opponent to jumpstart that process. Chisora is the perfect fighter to do so as he is known to the casual audience and a fight between Joyce and Chisora can be made on BT Sport Box Office. A fight that will surely entertain stylistically and has had some history going back to 2018.

After the Dubois contest in November 2020, Joyce has struggled to keep the momentum with activity and injury and this fight would definitely push his profile up massively before facing the Usyk-Joshua 2 winner. Joyce is planning to fight on September 24, a date which Chisora would not be ready for, so there is an issue there but Joyce can postpone his date/have an easier fight and return in December.

Dillian Whyte Trilogy

After two fight of the year contenders in 2016 and 2018 respectively, a trilogy contest between Derek Chisora and Dillian Whyte is rightfully a fight fans are calling for. Despite Whyte being 2-0 up, Whyte has been knocked out badly twice since and looked very vulnerable. Chisora has been hurt in fights too but has put on some good performances recently.

A fight between the pair would be a big domestic fight, something which British Boxing/Matchroom/DAZN badly needs at the moment after a real downward spiral recently in ticket sales and interest in boxing with the product being diluted. DAZN would benefit massively from getting the causal audience for it in the UK especially after reportedly losing the rights to Usyk Joshua 2.

The fights makes sense for both as a win here for Whyte would put him back into the mix and possibly earn him a fight with Anthony Joshua.

Derek Chisora vs Daniel Dubois

Another Queensberry/BT Sport fighter in Daniel Dubois could be a fan-friendly option for Chisoras’ next fight. It would see Chisora get a shot at the regular version of the world title even though he claims he has no interest in a world title. Whilst some would argue it’s too dangerous of a fight, it would comfortably be the best win of Dubois’s career and a durable fighter like Chisora could give him plenty of problems as Joyce did.

Dubois vs Chisora is probably bigger economically than Joyce vs Chisora and Chisora is always interested in the most money. It probably can’t compete with Whyte Chisora 3 but it is unknown what Whyte is going to do, he may go to BOXXER/Sky for Parker or try and rematch Joshua straight away. Dubois or Joyce vs Chisora are solid options if Chisora is willing to fight on BT, and Queensberry matches the expensive financial demands of Chisora.

By Darshan Desai

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