Eddie Hearn Might Offer Chisora to Joe Joyce
If Dereck “War” Chisora (31-9, 22 KO’s) is known for two things, it’s action-packed fights and zany antics outside the ring. The native Londoner did not disappoint a couple weeks back when appearing at an official presser to hype the upcoming Prograis v Taylor card.
During his portion on the mic, Chisora sounded off on how he felt disrespected that men far more diminutive than himself were topping the bill in his backyard. At one point, the agitated man finally got up and stormed out of the event.
To say the least, Chisora definitely perked interest in his October 26 bout with Joseph “Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa” Parker (26-2, 20 KO’s). Regrettably, Parker would pull out of the bout due to illness.
The current word is that Parker is suffering adverse effects from a spider bite. Sadly for War, the random arachnid attack has left him without a dance partner. This does not mean that his team is not working studiously to find a replacement.
Not only are they working, promoter Eddie Hearn has indicated that there are number of potential fights that they are zeroing on right now.
“Getting closer probably won’t be Povetkin, who’s in the running? [Michael] Hunter, [David] Price, [Oscar] Rivas, [Manuel] Charr, [Otto] Wallin I doubt, Del Boy is not mad on southpaws, probably about it.”
Another notable name that Hearn tossed around was rising heavyweight contender Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce (10-0, 9 KO’s). Joyce, a native of London himself, has been making good bit of noise in the division lately. In 2018, Joyce racked up three quick knockout victories only to step up his competition this year.
To open the year, the Juggernaut impressively stopped the faded Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne (25-4-1, 21 KO’s) in the sixth round. Soon after, he would follow up with a third round knockout of Alexander “Alexander the Great” Ustinov (35-4, 26 KO’s).
Two months after Ustinov, Joyce slid into the ring with the skilled Bryant “By-By” Jennings (24-4, 14 KO’s). Many thought that Jennings’ skill set and in-ring IQ would be too much for the Juggernaut. Paying these perceptions no mind, Joe Joyce won a very comfortable unanimous decision over By-By. At the moment, the sky is the limit for the ever-evolving young heavyweight.
READY FOR WAR?
A bout with War would be very interesting. Sure, Chisora is a certified veteran in the sport. He’s fight history includes David Haye, Kevin Johnson, Tyson Fury, Kubrat Pulev, Artur Spilka, Carlos Takam and Dillian Whyte (twice). However, War is also a bit long in the tooth.
The heavyweight livewire has been in the game for 12 years and eaten a lot of leather in the meantime. Would Joyce be able to handle him as easily as Stiverne and Jennings, or would Chisora manage to score yet another sensational knockout?
Who knows? A win for either would serve as a meaningful feather in their cap. Yet regardless of the outcome, a prizefight between Joe Joyce and Dereck Chisora has entertainment written all over it!
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“We might make an offer to Joe Joyce. […] I think we could make Joyce against Chisora. I know that Joyce has got a purse bid against Huck, that’s going to be an interesting purse bid. So yeah, but I think by Sunday, hopefully, we’ll announce Del Boy’s opponent for October 26.”
By: Bakari Simpson