Dereck Chisora comments on the heavyweight division
Michael Goddard – Controversial British heavyweight Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora has stirred the pot once again by mocking a host of big names on both sides of the Atlantic.
Speaking to ATG radio in America, the former world title challenger shared his views on the US heavyweight scene. Chisora said American boxers “don’t want to fight”, preferring to pad their records against weak opponents. He also ridiculed recently beaten Seth Mitchell as “a joker who thinks he can fight”.
When asked about a bout with fellow Vitali Klitschko opponent Chris Arreola, Chisora suggested that his rival “eat a taco”. He also had words for Kevin Johnson, handily beaten by Tyson Fury earlier this month. He slammed the American’s lack of ambition, saying cash was his only motivation for coming to the UK.
Chisora believes that money grubbing promoters are stopping big fights from being made. He said a series of super fights between himself, David Price, David Haye and Tyson Fury is unlikely to happen. He blames promoters taking massive percentages of fight purses for making the tough match-ups unattractive to boxers.
Commenting on the much hyped feud between Tyson Fury and David Price, Chisora backed 29-year-old Price to beat his younger rival. He also ridiculed Fury’s poor quality of opposition. Chisora feels the Manchester prospect fears being exposed at the top level and losing his television contract with Channel 5.
Del Boy, who has been without a British license for most of 2012, expects to resolve his differences with the British board in the coming weeks. He plans to return to action in March against 28-year-old German Manuel Charr.