Dereck Chisora: “Dillian Whye Is Being Punished For Not Playing Ball”

Dereck Chisora says Dillian Whyte has himself to blame

Dereck Chisora
Dereck Chisora

Dereck Chisora says Dillian Whyte has himself to blame

For quite some time, heavyweight contender Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (27-1, 18 KO’s) has cried foul when it comes to obtaining his shot at the WBC heavyweight title. The foundation of his argument stems from his being the #1 ranked WBC heavyweight for almost three years now.

The Body Snatcher has been ranked #1 for quite some time. However, he was only officially given the designation of ‘mandatory challenger’ by the WBC sanctioning body following his win over Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (26-1, 18 KO’s) on July 20, 2019.


Whyte has engaged in no shortage of finger-point and public bellyaching while awaiting his due. The blame has extended to everyone from the current WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s), Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) and the WBC themselves. Now, in an exclusive interview with IFL TV, Dereck “War” Chisora (32-9, 23 KO’s) explains why he believes that underneath it all, Whyte is the truly to blame for his current situation.

War described a rather elaborate plan that involved Whyte and several other boxers staging a number of prizefights. However, it was Whyte who chose to disrupt all those machinations by not participating in what he agreed to. This decision making is what Chisora blames for Whyte being unofficially ostracized.


So, in Chisora’s estimation, Whyte has no one to blame but himself:

“To those people who don’t understand, and there is something to sugarcoat here, let me explain to you so that you understand basically. You had Dillian and you had me. And their whole idea was the winner between me and Dillian fight’s AJ in Wembley. When Dillian won the deal, he didn’t want the deal, he decided to fight somebody else. So they had to scrap the whole production, but they had put so much money into the whole production; hiring Wembley, getting the promo ready, getting everything done and everything got scrapped.”

“And now they had to reset now. Where are we going to get another venue? They went to New York, AJ went to New York. Who is he going to fight? The other guy failed a drug test, who’s he going to fight? They find a Mexican, the Mexican came and everything is all messed up here and this is all to do with Dillian. Let’s all remember! And then AJ lost. Guess who the blame is on now? The blame is on Dillian!

“If Dillian had taken that fight, the fight would have happened in London. Sky is pissed, DAZN is pissed yeah, AJ is pissed, Eddie Hearn is pissed. They are all pissed off with Dillian. The WBC, the IBF they are all pissed off at this guy because he didn’t play ball by fighting AJ at Wembley and they were like, ‘we’re going to sort that guy out. Done!’

“Guess what? The rematch happened with Ruiz in Saudi. But now everybody is not pissed with Dillian anymore because there is so much money in there now that they forget about Dillian in the background. They don’t care anymore. Guess where Dillian is now? Got a fight with Tyson Fury now, with Deontay Wilder, but Dillian is still in the background. He is still fighting everybody in the back.”

“The reason he didn’t get his shot at the title is because he didn’t play ball! He didn’t take the fight he was supposed to take which was the agreement that we had when this fight was happening; me and him. The agreement was the winner fights AJ. That was the agreement. When they got to the table Dillian said, ‘nah it’s a bad deal, I don’t want that deal so I’m not going to fight AJ.’ And they were like, ‘we’re doomed, what are we going to do?!’

“So I think, they are punishing him. It’s a punishment.”

By: Bakari Simpson

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