Wilder vs. Chisora: On or Off?

By Ted Sares on May 10, 2013
Wilder vs. Chisora: On or Off?
Golden Boy told ESPN that Warren had “jumped the gun” in making an announcement.

At this point, the Las Vegas police department may hold the key as to the outcome of what could be a very interesting matchup…

“I don’t rate Wilder at all… I’ve seen him a few times in action and he’s big, rough and raw, that’s all. I’ll spank the Yank and knock him out, no problem.”—Dereck Chisora (The Telegraph)

“No, no deal. They jumped the gun.”—Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez.

“[Warren] wanted a quote from me for the press conference but I wouldn’t give it to them because it wasn’t done. We sent them like four four emails telling them not to announce it and sure enough they go and announce it.’”—Richard Schaefer, GBP CEO

“Dereck Chisora will attempt to succeed where Audley Harrison failed when he takes on American star Deontay Wilder at Wembley Arena on June 15.”—Martin Domin (Mail Online-May 9)

According to BoxNation, “promoter Frank Warren has assembled an all-star lineup for his blockbuster event at Wembley Arena on Saturday 15th June, live and exclusive on The Channel of Champions BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Top of the bill sees an explosive Trans-Atlantic heavyweight showdown between Britain’s enigmatic Dereck Chisora and unbeaten American star Deontay Wilder in a ten-round international contest.”

But Jake Donovan of BoxingScene says nothing has been finalized; and according to Dan Rafael, “Wilder’s promoters, Golden Boy, told ESPN that no deal had been confirmed—saying that Warren had ‘jumped the gun’ in making an announcement.”

So what is one to believe?

At this point, the Las Vegas police department may hold the key as to the outcome of what could be a very interesting matchup, as Wilder’s trip to Las Vegas as a guest of Floyd Mayweather resulted in his being charged with “domestic violation-strangulation.”

Assuming, however, that this fight is somehow made, it would represent a legitimate step up for Wilder (28-0). “Del Boy,” who is no trip to the altar, has been in with some world-class opposition, but he looked sluggish in his last outing against so-so Hector Alfredo Avila from Argentina (20-13-1).

The fight would serve as a great barometer since Del Boy has fought David Haye, Tyson Fury, Robert Helenius, and Vitali Klitschko. Chisora has an effective power jab, but Wilder towers over him and would time it before delivering his deadly right hand. He also has been developing a left uppercut that could end matters if it lands on the mauling and mugging Chisora, who himself lacks one-punch KO power. This is not the same Chisora who gave Helenius a solid go, nor is it the same man who went the distance with Vitali. This is the Del Boy who got brutalized by David Haye who found Chisora a sitting duck for everything in The Hayemaker’s considerable arsenal.

The thing Deontay needs the most, however, is to get some rounds in so he can use what he has been trained to use and work on building his arsenal. At this point, the 6’½” Chisora (16-4) seems the perfect foil for the 6’7” Bronze Bomber to finally take a step up, unless of course he takes a step into a Las Vegas court. A hearing is scheduled for July 3.

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  1. Ted 10:08am, 05/12/2013

    Deontay said on his twitter: “To my UK fans I am super sorry guys may have some travel issues I didn’t know about. I may not be able to go to England right now.”

  2. Ted 07:29am, 05/11/2013

    Freak show!

  3. The Tache 07:10am, 05/11/2013

    The Strangler vs The Spanker for the heavyweight championship of boxers you wouldn’t want your daughter to bring home!!
    If this fight goes ahead I hope Del Boy doesn’t kiss Wilder at the weigh in. Actually, scrub that, I rather hope he does.

  4. Ted 07:56pm, 05/10/2013

    Agreed 100% Tex

  5. Tex Hassler 05:18pm, 05/10/2013

    I doubt that Chisora can beat Wilder. In fact I think Chisora is now on a downhill slope and has peaked.

  6. Ted 04:40pm, 05/10/2013

    Uh oh.

  7. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 04:37pm, 05/10/2013

    Ted Sares-I loved Alfred P. Doolittle (Stanley Hollaway who should have gotten the Oscar in ‘65 for Best Supporting Actor) and Andy Capp and heck yea….fish and chips….but if there’s one whole group of people in this world that’s starting to piss me off it’s the British boxing public!

  8. The Thresher 04:11pm, 05/10/2013

    One of the sites said the fight had been made. When I posted that it had not yet been finalized, they refused to put the post up. Talk about scum and slime.

  9. Ted 04:03pm, 05/10/2013

    The Strangler!! LMFAO!!

    But Del Boy must take the “domestic abuser” into the late rounds if he is to win and I doubt he can survive that big right for very long. He has lost 4 of his last 6, you know.Plus, Wilder seems to be comfortable fighting in the UK. If he fights and beats Chisora, look for the Brits to fall in love with him. He said some very classy things about Harrison so they already kind of like him. He just might have found a new home and could beat on lot’s of washed up Brit heavies like Danny Williams. Matt Skelton, Rogan (Irish), John McDermott, and others waiting to make some change.

  10. Gutterdandy 03:50pm, 05/10/2013

    Nice one Ted—I’ll go with Del Boy if he gets in shape for the strangler.

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