Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora aren’t exactly the best of friends — Whyte recently called Chisora “a fucking idiot” — but Whyte is backing his old rival’s argument after today’s controversial scoring.
Joseph Parker won a highly-debated split decision over Chisora in Manchester, and Whyte felt it was a robbery against Chisora (32-11, 23 KO) on the cards.
“Boxing’s mad, man. Derek Chisora got robbed tonight,” Whyte said on his Instagram. “Derek Chisora is not my favorite person, as everyone knows, there isn’t a lot of love between me and Derek Chisora, but Derek Chisora fought his heart out tonight and I thought he won the fight by at least two rounds. I think he got robbed tonight and it’s very unfair.
“The guy left it on the line. He dropped Joseph Parker in the first round and I think he won five or six rounds after that. The knockdown should have been a 10-8 round, and I think he won the next six rounds after that! ... And then he won round 10 and round 12! Boxing’s fucked up, man.”
Whyte is hardly alone on this one. It was a close fight, but even the closest cards out there — unofficial, of course — seem to have mostly favored Chisora over Parker (29-2, 21 KO). And Chisora wants a rematch:
️ "I want the rematch straight away and I'll blow him out the water next time!" - @DerekWarChisora tells @ChrisLloydTV on our #ChisoraParker post-fight show— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) May 1, 2021
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Whether Chisora gets one or not probably depends on what sort of “next fight” options Parker has otherwise.