Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora squared off on 22nd December 2018 in the ‘Brawl To Settle All’. It was their second encounter after a controversial points win for Dillian Whyte last time out.
The verbal’s a plenty in the build-up as you would expect between the two where there’s no love lost. On fight night Dereck Chisora came in to the ring in what was probably the best shape of his career after teaming up with old foe David Haye.
The contest wasn’t as good as the first but if the first fight never happened it would definitely be classed as one of the top 10 bouts of the 2018. There were lots of too and froe as in the first contest with each fighter having their moments. Arguably a lot of the cleaner work coming from Chisora in the first half of the fight.
In the second half Whyte stepped on the gas and some of the work became scrappier from Chisora, who late on had points taken off for infringements, including a low blow. At this point Chisora, knowing he had lost some rounds had to step up the pace and go for it. He left himself open and Whyte, the ‘body snatcher’ dispatched of Chisora with one of the knockouts of the year.
There was much respect between the two in the wake of two great contests and a lot of bad blood.
What’s next for Dereck Chisora?
Dereck Chisora says he will fight on, in a division which is hotting up. While there is much doubt that he will compete at the top level, there is surely some great contests for him in the heavyweight division.
What’s next for Dillian Whyte?
Dillian Whyte has been linked with a potential bout with Wladimir Klitschko amongst others including Anthony Joshua. Joshua is still without an opponent for April 13th, with Wilder or Fury looking unlikely. Could we see Joshua vs Whyte II? There’s definitely no love lost their either and a contest we would love to see but Joshua has made it clear he is open to Fury but Wilder is his number one. Joshua has also been linked with a contest against ‘Big Baby’ Miller in New York. What this means for Whyte, only time will tell. Dillian Whyte will welcome any and all in the ring, such is his character but it is high time he had his shot at the belt holders.