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Dereck Chisora: Whyte rematch will happen on Dec. 22

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Dereck Chisora expects the rematch to be announced this week.

Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

With Dillian Whyte expressing some concern that a Dec. 22 rematch with Dereck Chisora has not yet been finalized, Chisora has attempted to soothe all that, saying that he expects the rematch to be officially signed this week.

“It will be announced when [promoter Eddie Hearn] comes back from America, I think. Talks are going well. We’re just waiting for Eddie to come back from America. He’s in America and he’ll be back on Monday. ... Oh man, tell the puppy not to worry. The fight is happening on December 22.”

Whyte (24-1, 17 KO) beat Chisora (29-8, 21 KO) back in Dec. 2016, in a hell of a slugfest. Whyte wasn’t particularly interested in rematching Chisora this year, as he’s coming off of a win over Joseph Parker, but Chisora basically bulled his way into the position by impressing in a victory over Carlos Takam on the Whyte-Parker undercard.

And, just as importantly, there’s really nobody else that’s very exciting for Whyte to fight in December, and Whyte didn’t want to sit on the sidelines and wait for a potential April 2019 shot at Anthony Joshua, which would also be a rematch.

So it still looks like we’ll get this fight. Whyte’s been made a bit anxious, which may have been by design.