Whyte vs. Chisora Rematch Could Be Pursued, Says Hearn

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star 

DILLIAN WHYTE (20-1, 15KOs) and Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18KOs) could be set for a rematch of their thrilling heavyweight war.

The feuding pair settled their differences in a classic British clash at Manchester Arena.

Whyte edged a twelve round split points decision over Chisora after both traded huge blows that had the 21,000 fans inside the venue on their feet for most of the brutal 12-round affair. The fight was sanctioned by the WBC as a title eliminator.


The fight had seen an ugly build-up as they scuffled at a recording of a preview show before Chisora chucked a table at his rival at the final press conference which almost caused the fight to be scrapped.

But Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn is ready to put on the rematch.

He said: “I’d love to do it. I thought it was one of the best heavyweight fights I’ve ever seen.

“Both of them a credit to the sport. After an ugly week, it was so nice to have a fight like that where they touched gloves and congratulated each other.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FlatLine on 12-12-2016

Action-packed razor-close fight which could have gone either way. Rematch is a must, I guess on the undercard of Haye vs Bellew in March or Joshua vs Klitschko in April.

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 12-12-2016

I'll certainly watch. It was a great, great fight and both guys performed very well. Their styles just gel.

Comment by mannyman on 12-12-2016

Best HW fight I can remember seeing in a long time. I bought the PPV because of this...

Comment by alexguiness on 12-12-2016

Great fight, I had Chisora on the split. Whyte did really well on the inside though. It was refreshing watching two HWs slug it out for 12 rounds without hugging each other. As for a re-match, I don't think it…

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 12-12-2016

I don't know how much they got paid but Chisora and Whyte should get a pay bump for a rematch, they no doubt added PPV buys and stole the show.

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