Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Chisora: I'll Travel To Russia, Help Povetkin Take Down Whyte!

Derek Chisora is ready to help former WBA champion Alexander Povetkin take down Dillian Whyte.

Povetkin and Whyte were scheduled to collide this month, but their fight was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is a tentative date in July, which is likely not going to happen as planned.

The new date may come down in late July or early August.


Chisora has already spoken with Povetkin about flying over to Russia to help him prepare for Whyte.

"I've already said to Povetkin that, if he needs me, I'll come and help him. I'll fly to Russia," Chisora told The Boxing Show on Sky Sports.

"He said that he'd get me a private jet to come. Povetkin is my boy. I don't care [what Whyte has to say]. The Russian has already spoken to me and said: 'When it's time I'll send a plane to pick you up and you can help me train'. I'm down for that."

Chisora believes he was robbed of a win when he lost a twelve round split decision to Whyte in December 2016. In their 2018 rematch, Chisora was up on points when he was knocked out in the eleventh round.

He does expect a trilogy fight to happen at some point down the line.

"It is going to happen," Chisora said. "The United Kingdom would want to watch that again.

"I'm open to any fight. As long as I can lace up the gloves I'm ready to rock 'n' roll anytime."

Promoter Eddie Hearn is looking to stage Whyte-Povetkin in a closed doors setting in the UK - while Chisora might fight former unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk abroad.

"We have to come back with a bang. Whyte vs Povetkin, along with Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano, is a fight that I believe we will see at the end of July or early-August," Hearn previously told The Boxing Show.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BobLoblaw on 05-23-2020

Whyte is a younger Chisora with slightly more bang. Both of the same pedigree and a clear level below elite.

Comment by MaksBox on 05-22-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20574612]Maybe it was that one? I don’t think he did it twice.[/QUOTE] So then it was the first one. I was watching a replay of the first fight and they were talking about it.

Comment by REDEEMER on 05-22-2020

[QUOTE=MaksBox;20574611]He also sparred with Povetkin for the first fight with Whyte.[/QUOTE] Maybe it was that one? I don’t think he did it twice.

Comment by MaksBox on 05-22-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20574365]Chisora went to Russia already when he was training with Povetkin for the Whyte rematch .People forget Chisora sought out Povetkin before . Now it’ll be Povetkin trying his hand .[/QUOTE] He also sparred with Povetkin for the first fight…

Comment by REDEEMER on 05-22-2020

[QUOTE=Bunch Pag;20574266]Why waste time travelling to Russia... Povetkin only has to watch Chisoras 2 fights to see how not to fight Whyte..[/QUOTE] Chisora went to Russia already when he was training with Povetkin for the Whyte rematch .People forget Chisora…

Top Headlines
Haney: I'll Stay At 135 For Maybe Another Year; Eventually See Myself At 154 Fury Co-Trainer Andy Lee: Breland Saved Wilder's Career With By Throwing In Towel Jose Ramirez 'Definitely' Wants To Fight Crawford When He Moves Up To 147 Angelo Leo Aims To Become Multi-Division Champion Shuan Boxing To Work With ESPN, D.R. Officials To Reschedule May 30 Show Bellew Gives Ngannou "Zero Chance" To Beat Whyte in Boxing Callum Johnson vs. Joshua Buatsi Could Have Title at Stake, Says Hearn Whyte Expects Fury To Beat Deontay Wilder Up - Explains Why Giovani Santillan Signs Co-Promotional With Top Rank, Return on June 16 Goossen: Fury Learned New Game In One Camp; Why Can't Wilder Learn To Fight Inside? Baranchyk-Zepeda Crossroads Bout Eyed For July 9 In Las Vegas Dana White: Mike Tyson Has Something Lined Up, Something Big Jermall Charlo Named As A Suspect In Aggravated Assault Case; No Arrests Made Gilberto Jesus Mendoza To Remain as WBA President Until 2025 Luis Ortiz: I Just Need a Name and Date - I'll Even Go Against Mike Tyson! May 30 Show in Santo Domingo Canceled By D.R. Government Jessie Vargas: Liam Smith Fight is One I Am Definitely Interested In Omar Rosario, P.R. Olympic Hopeful To Turn Pro, Signs With VanNewhouse Erik Morales Fires Back at Juan Manuel Marquez: You Didn't Want To Fight! Showtime Reveals June Schedule of Classic Fights Whyte-Povetkin, Taylor-Serrano on August 8 or 15, Fight Camp PPV Ramirez: We Might See Better Hooker Against Prograis Than When He Faced Me Porter: I Don't Know If Crawford Fight Makes Sense Right Now Saunders: I'm Very Confident I Would Stop Andrade Because Of His Style Fury Co-Trainer Andy Lee: Wilder Needs To Be More Aggressive In Trilogy IBF: As Of Now, Joseph Diaz Scheduled To Make Mandatory vs. Rakhimov Frank Warren Backs Charlie Edwards To Win Another World Title Mayweather Signs On For Celebrity Boxing Event - Will Not Fight Davison: You Have To Admire The Self-Belief of Deontay Wilder Joe Joyce's Manager Warns Whyte: Ngannou Can Box at a High Level! Not Pound for Pound...Champ for Champ 2020, Pt. 3 Abner Mares Splits With Garcia, Training For Comeback With Robles John Jackson Attempting To Get Out of Jail Due To COVID-19 Fear Wanderlei Silva: Mike Tyson Fight Would Do Big Business on PPV Hearn: There Is No DAZN Situation; Meeting Friday To Discuss Upcoming Schedule Top Rank Safety Protocol Clears Path For Boxing To Return To U.S. Jose Ramirez Preparing For Mid-July Return vs. Viktor Postol Josh Taylor Expects Mandatory, Would Rather Bypass For Big Fight Top Rank’s Vegas Shows To Have 5 Fights, All With No Media Nevada Commission Approves Top Rank Dates For June 9 & June 11 In Las Vegas
Latest Forum Threads