Dereck Chisora has given a scathing assessment of Dillian Whyte’s latest win and revealed how he questioned his bitter rival about his performance in Cardiff.
‘Del Boy’, who challenges Agit Kabayel for the European heavyweight belt in Monaco this Saturday, live on Sky Sports, watched from ringside as Whyte claimed the WBC ‘Silver’ belt with a points win over Robert Helenius at the Principality Stadium.
Chisora suffered a controversial defeat at the hands of Helenius in 2011, but he felt that Whyte’s technical deficiencies were exposed at the weekend, despite the Brixton man’s one-sided victory over the Swede.
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“Dillian Whyte’s fight was not that great at all,” Chisora exclusively told Sky Sports.”Robert didn’t come to fight. Dillian was trying to fight, trying to be a bit like me, but he was doing a poor version of me.
“The first three rounds, he was trying to blast Helenius out, and Helenius nearly stopped him. Nearly knocked him out, wobbled him a little bit.
“Then he tried to go with the cross hook style, but he hasn’t got the rhythm to go with that. He was moving his head, but it was moving in slow motion, and he would chuck a shot and it would miss by a mile.
“On that performance, he would have to take an ‘F’. He might have won, but he would have to take an ‘F’. For a guy who is screaming for a world title shot, and the way he boxed off balance, that’s not great.”
Chisora exchanged messages with Whyte after the fight and believes the fellow Londoner is more likely to land a rematch against himself rather than a shot at WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
“If I was Deontay Wilder and I wanted to make a quick, easy, £4m [then I would fight him],” said Chisora. “Deontay Wilder’s sparring partners have got more skills right now than what we saw Dillian Whyte do the other day.
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“I sent him a message, saying ‘Mate, that was wrong. I don’t know what you were doing? Yeah he responded saying: ‘Not every fight has to be a war’. I was like, ‘I don’t even know what that was?’
“Yeah, he ain’t going nowhere. The fight with Deontay Wilder is not going to happen. He’s going to have to fight me.”
Watch Dereck Chisora against Agit Kabayel on a packed Monaco bill, featuring Jamie McDonnell and Scott Quigg this Saturday from 7pm on Sky Sports Action.