Eddie Hearn teases a THIRD Dillian Whyte fight or offer to returning Deontay Wilder if Derek Chisora beats Kubrat Pulev | The Sun

DEREK CHISORA could be offered the chance to fight Dillian Whyte for a THIRD time or Deontay Wilder if he beats Kubrat Pulev.

The popular heavyweight headliner returns on July 9 in his adopted O2 boxing home in a rematch against Pulev.

Chisora, despite three consecutive losses, remains a fan-favourite and continues to top bills at the age of 37.

And getting back to winning way by avenging his 2016 loss to Pulev, 41, could open up blockbuster doors for the man nicknamed "War".

Hearn said: “I always talk about the Deontay Wilder fight and people call me out for that.

“But at the end of the day, Wilder’s going to fight somebody and if Chisora beats Pulev, what are you going to say then?


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“All of a sudden you start talking about him in fights with Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois, see what happens with AJ and Oleksandr Usyk.

“Dillian Whyte 3, that’s not a fight I’m looking at, at the moment but all of a sudden if he beats Pulev, Dillian is coming off a defeat to Tyson Fury, why not do No3?

“The two fights were two of the best heavyweight fights I’ve ever seen, so No3 would also be a cracker.

“But it’s all about beating Pulev and I think for both guys it’s win or retire.”

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Chisora was narrowly edged out on a split-decision by Whyte, 34, in 2016 before losing their sequel by KO two years later.

Since then, he has won three of his last six, but the defeats have all come on the spin against top names in the division.

Chisora pushed current champ Oleksandr Usyk, 35, all the way in 2020 before back-to-back points losses to ex-title holder Joseph Parker, 30.

And with the heavyweight veteran refusing to step down a level, and continuing to perform in the gym, retirement is not yet an option.

Hearn said: “A fighter should walk away when they see regression and a lot of that comes in camp, you know when a fighter is not the fighter they once were.

“You see it in sparring, you see it on their times, you see it on their PBs – everything. And we’re not seeing that with Derek Chisora.

Dillian Whyte 3, that’s not a fight I’m looking at, at the moment but all of a sudden if he beats Pulev, Dillian is coming off a defeat to Tyson Fury, why not do No3?

“In fact, we’re seeing improved performances, like against Usyk was one of his best. Boxed well against Parker.

“But he’s sparring well, he’s fitter than ever and it’s very hard to say to someone, ‘I think you should call it a day’ when there’s no signs of him deteriorating in terms of his ability.

“And the problem is he’s fighting at the elite level, I could step him back and get him three or four wins, really easily.

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“But he has absolutely no interest in that whatsoever and I would have thought after the Usyk and two Parker defeats, maybe now you should just come back and get a couple of wins.

“He says, ‘Find me the biggest fight that you can’. That’s Chisora. And that’s why he loves it.”

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