Fans React: Deontay Wilder’s Manager ‘Sentences’ British Rival.

Published 07/14/2022, 3:00 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak 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)

British heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora got his revenge over Kubrat Pulev after beating him in their rematch and winning via split decision. Moreover, this was Chisora’s first victory since 2019, but he was not fully satisfied with it, as he called out fellow heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder after the fight.

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However, it seems like Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, isn’t too eager about making this fight as he came out and dismissed the British boxer’s proposition.

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Wilder’s manager dismisses a potential fight with Chisora

Boxing analyst Mike Benson tweeted that in an interview with PlanetSport, Finkel dismissed the potential fight and stated that the British boxer only won his fight with Pulev with a narrow split decision.

Chisora? He just edged a split decision over Kubrat Pulev, no way” He said. Wilder has fought nobody since his loss to Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight but has stated that he will make a return to the ring and fans were quick to react to this.

Fans react to Finkel’s comments

Fans took to Twitter and reacted to Finkel’s comments and praised him for dismissing this potential fight as one fan stated that Chisora should stay in the UK and Wilder should face the winner of the Joshua vs Usyk rematch.

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He wrote, “No one would want to see that. Chisora should stay in the UK and eat burgers there. Wilder should be given the chance to fight Joshua vs Usyk winner.”

Moreover, another fan stated that anyone who doubted Wilder after the Fury fight was a “casual” and that he would “blast” Chisora. He wrote, “Anyone who doubts Wilder after the trilogy with Fury is a causal. He may not be the most technically astute boxer, but the man has power, grit, and a chin. For me he blasts Chisora into a hospital early doors.”

However, some fans even went as far as claiming that Finkel saved Chisora’s life by not letting him move further with the fight as one fan stated that Finkel gave him life. He wrote, “Finkel said give him life instead of a death sentence.”

Moreover, another fan stated that Finkel prevented this fight because he did not want Wilder to have a murder case against him. He wrote, “Wilder’s manager doesn’t want his fighter to have a murder case next to his record,”

Furthermore, another fan directly stated that Finkel saved Chisora’s life. He wrote, “Saved Chisora life by saying no.”

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It looks like fans were grateful that Wilder’s manager was quick to dismiss a potential fight with Chisora and with the Bronze Bomber’s skill set and freakish knockout power; it becomes hard to argue that Chisora would stand a chance against him

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

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