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Dillian Whyte not interested in rematch with Dereck Chisora

“The donkey is always there, always hoping for a ride.”

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

Heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora both picked up wins on Saturday in London, with Whyte beating Joseph Parker by decision and Chisora stopping Carlos Takam in an exciting battle, but when asked about potentially rematching Chisora, Whyte said he’s not interested:

“Right now there’s bigger and better fish to fry. The donkey is always there, always hoping for a ride. I want to fight Anthony Joshua again, and Deontay Wilder also. But if these fights aren’t around, I’ll just keep on fighting. There are good fights out there. November or December? We’ll see what’s what.”

Whyte (24-1, 17 KO) is aiming for that world title fight, which would be his first. Chisora (29-8, 21 KO) has more or less become a journeyman, even with a strong win over Takam. He’s someone people will want to see fight, because he can bring some good action, but he’s not a top contender or anything.

Whyte beat Chisora by split decision in December 2016 in a terrific fight, though, and for a tune-up, there are probably worse or at least less interesting options. But that might also be working against Chisora — styles make fights, and both of them like to bang, which might be more than Whyte is looking for later this year as he tries to keep his spot in line.

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