Eddie Hearn Offers ‘Easy Comeback Fight for Deontay Wilder’

Published 12/30/2021, 8:00 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder speaks briefly during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder was one fighter who garnered extensive attention around him this year. The scary knockout artist battled Tyson Fury for the third time, and perhaps it turned out to be his greatest boxing outing. Despite ending up on the losing side, Wilder gained mammoth respect. Every boxing enthusiast wants to see him take up the ring space again.

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Wilder put on a prolific show against the WBC heavyweight champ. Since then, his team has only looked to set up Wilder with an opponent of Fury’s level.

To make life easy for Wilder and his team, the Matchroom boss, Eddie Hearn, recently came up with an opponent for ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

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Speaking on The DAZN Boxing Show, he said, “Deontay Wilder gained so much from his loss against Tyson Fury. We want him to see him back in the ring and Derek Chisora is the perfect comeback opponent for him in June 2022. “

Chisora recently fought under the big lights against Joseph Parker, wherein he succumbed to a terrifying loss. This was his third straight loss, putting the Briton in a vulnerable spot. However, his promoter, Eddie Hearn, might think that Chisora and Wilder dwell in the same state now, and it’s the best time to make a fight between them.

Wilder showed up with a polished version in his trilogy against Fury, and he undoubtedly grabbed everyone’s attention. That said, Wilder can go ahead from hereon to be a rugged challenge for any heavyweight.

Is Derek Chisora a perfect opponent for Deontay Wilder at this stage?

Chisora is one absolute stalwart of the big division. But Wilder might have his eyes set on going after the likes of Dillian Whyte, Anthony Joshua, and more.

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Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Deontay Wilder makes his entrance before the fight REUTERS/Steve Marcus

‘The Bronze Bomber’ will be keen on staying close to a title shot so that he gets to reclaim his throne again.

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Henceforth, Wilder’s next move holds the capability to change the dynamics of the heavyweight roster. And it’ll be interesting to see how things go ahead.

What do you make of Hearn’s comments? Are you interested in seeing Wilder compete with Derek Chisora?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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