By James Slater: Although a number of boxing experts have expressed the opinion that Dereck Chisora is both in need of and deserving of a good long break from boxing (and heaven knows, “Del Boy’s” recent schedule has been somewhat torrid: 12-rounds with Robert Helenius last December, 12-rounds with Vitali Klitschko in February and then five hard sessions with David Haye a couple of weeks ago – not to mention all the out of the ring “activities” the 28-year-old has gotten up to between bouts), Chisora himself seems to want to get back into the ring soon.
Speaking with iFilm London, the 15-4(9) contender said his next fight is something “everyone wants to see,” and that he plans on taking “maybe two months out, and then back in.”
Will Chisora be making a mistake if he makes a speedy return to action (and will he even be able to do so, what with his well-publicised falling afoul with the BBB of C?), or will it suit him to come back quick, get a win and forget all about the loss to Haye; the first stoppage loss of his colourful pro career?
There are certainly a number of fights out there for Chisora; ones that would attract the fans (again, will Chisora be allowed to fight in the U.K, or will he have to travel, no British licence in hand, further a field?), and Chisora has a big name now. His stock has gone down some due to the loss to Haye, but the Londoner remains a top contender. Fights between Chisora and the likes of David Price, Chris Arreola, Tor Hamer, Seth Mitchell and a number of other young heavies sure would prove interesting.
However, Chisora believes that he and Haye will clash again down the road.
“It will be another great fight one day,” Chisora told iFilm London on the subject of a return fight with Haye. “In the future, we’re going to go separate ways and then we’ll meet up again.”
They say you should never say never, and stranger things have happened in the oft-crazy sport of boxing, but wouldn’t you be very, very surprised to see a Haye-Chisora II? I certainly would be. After all, Haye has said – and he has said repeatedly – that he will only fight again if can secure an altogether different kind of a rematch: one with a Klitschko (either one with Wladimir or, slightly more likely, a shot at Vitali). Why on earth would Haye want to fight Chisora again?
In all likelihood, Chisora’s career will continue, while Haye’s has already ended. And to repeat, there are good fights out there for Chisora; this and his trainer Don Charles has said he will not quit until he sees his fighter win at least a version of the world heavyweight title.
Both men still believe. But Chisora should forget all about David Haye.