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Dillian Whyte offered Dereck Chisora a fight on his undercard by text

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Dillian Whyte will face Lucas Browne in the O2 Arena, London on March 24th

Boxing at Manchester Arena Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Dereck Chisora has revealed former foe Dillian Whyte texted him an invitation to fight on his undercard with Australian Lucas Browne, however, "Del Boy" says he will not offer a handshake to his British heavyweight rival.

Chisora explained that the exchange was initiated by the Brixton-born puncher, who battled to a split decision victory when the pair fought back in 2016.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 34-year-old said:

"Me and Dillian, we normally take the p*ss out of each other."

"We just shout at each other on text message. He texted me one day, goes ‘Do you want to fight on my undercard?’ I was like ‘Yeah, why not.’ I sent him a sh*t emoji."

And Chisora may receive a hostile reception from ‘The Body Snatcher’ after sparring with Browne this week to help him prepare for a grudge fight.

But the former WBC heavyweight championship challenger insists he is not bothered about a potential confrontation with Whyte at next week’s press conference. Discussing Browne’s sparring sessions, Chisora added:

“I just told him, listen, stay sharp, and just focus. Box how you train. I gave advice. I told him: ‘Do what your coach tells you.’

“I don’t know if Mr Whyte is disappointed. Mr Whyte is Mr Whyte. I can’t really say much.

”The problem with Dillian, he likes to roll with this big entourage. I roll by myself. I don’t really care, to be honest with you.

”You can come and shake your Daddy. I don’t go to shake no man’s hand. He shakes me.”