Due to the craziness displayed by Dereck Chisora earlier this week, when the heavyweight threw a table at his bitter rival Dillian Whyte, the BBB of C came close to calling tomorrow’s fight off. Instead, Chisora has been fined the sum of £25,000 and tomorrow’s clash will not contest the British title as was initially the case.
Chisora has also been given a two year suspended ban, meaning if he does anything else crazy his career really will be in jeopardy. Today the two fighters who cannot stand one another had to weigh-in separately so as to prevent any more incidents. Chisora tipped in at 17 stone 12-pounds, Whyte came in slightly the lighter man at 17 stone 8-pounds.
Chisora couldn’t resist having one last verbal dig at his opponent.
“He’s the donkey and I’m going to be riding him,” Chisora said to Sky Sports. “We’ll bring lightning, thunder and bust this boy up.”
After all the hype, the nastiness and the war of words it is now time to see if this fight will actually live up to the build-up. It is time for the two Londoners to settle their differences in the only place that matters: the ring. Chisora, 26-6(18) has a significant edge in big fight experience, while Whyte, 19-1(15) and the younger man by four years at age 28, is the fresher man.
It may all depend on how much Chisora – who is coming off a win over a journeyman, the September win following a comprehensive decision loss to Kubrat Pulev – has left in the tank. Then again, with the very real dislike these two have for each other, will both men be able to remain cool and calm enough to stick to their respective game-plans? Will the red mist descend and if so, will the fight become a street fight?
If he can keep composed and box to orders, Whyte should be able to score a close points win. But will these two shake hands and end their feud after the fight has ended?