Derek Chisora Advises Deontay Wilder to Demand $60 Million for Facing Dillian Whyte

Published 04/21/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
NORTHPORT, ALABAMA – NOVEMBER 05: Deontay Wilder participates in a media workout at New Era Boxing & Fitness on November 05, 2019 in Northport, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder looks to have lost his right to claim the WBC championship bout, and a fight with interim titleholder Dillian Whyte appears to be the most viable option. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ could have fought Tyson Fury in an epic trilogy for his lost world title.

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However, Fury is now aligned to fight Anthony Joshua and Wilder will have to wait until he gets his shot at the belts. Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte is eager to face Wilder in a massive fight that can allure all the fight fans.

Although Wilder hasn’t briefly responded to the call-out, another heavyweight contender in Derek Chisora has posed his opinion on the scenario. ‘War’ Chisora, 32-10, will face Joseph Parker on May 1 and is undergoing active camp, but he still took out some time to advise Deontay Wilder regarding his next move.

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Speaking with IFL TV, the Briton said, “Yeah, but he is already going to pay Deontay Wilder $40 million, $50 million. If I was Deontay Wilder, I would say I want $60 million. I am just putting stuff in people’s heads.”

He added, “Deontay Wilder if you are watching this. You tell Eddie, yeah, you will take 60 million.”

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Deontay Wilder vs Dillian Whyte- The fight to make?

Looking at the current scenario, Wilder vs Whyte makes absolute sense. While Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will reportedly collide for the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF belts, several mandataries will emerge out for the respective titles.

Already, Joe Joyce vs Oleksandr Usyk is in the works for the WBO (Interim) heavyweight title. The winner of the fight will earn the shot at Joshua’s WBO belt. So, Whyte vs Wilder can settle the perfect mandatory for the WBC slot.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Deontay Wilder looks at the crowd and celebrates after knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

Dillian Whyte has recently avenged his loss to Alexander Povetkin with a sensational KO and is once again the WBC Interim heavyweight champion. Hence, he can rightfully challenge Tyson Fury for the title, but not unless the heavyweight title unification fight plays out.

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Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder hasn’t announced his comeback since suffering the sole career loss against Tyson Fury in February 2020. So, both the elite heavyweights can lock horns to remain active, secure a huge payday, and settle the one absolute contender for the WBC belt.

Do you think Dillian Whyte vs Deontay Wilder will happen? What do you make of ‘War’ Chisora’s advice?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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