Eddie Hearn wants to deliver another huge fight for his aging heavyweight veteran Derek Chisora.
Chisora is coming off a close split decision win over Kubrat Pulev in their 12-round heavyweight main event bout Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.
Although Chisora has been adamant that he will retire on his own terms, he admitted after the Pulev fight that he has only a few more fights left.
“It’s a tough fight,” Hearn said of Wilder-Chisora. “Like, I think, I don’t know what Wilder’s got left after the Tyson Fury defeats but he’s a very, very sharp, fast puncher. You know, it’s a dangerous fight. It’s a very dangerous fight for Derek Chisora.”
Hearn also expressed interest in making a third fight between Chisora and his countryman Dillian Whyte. Chisora lost a split decision to Whyte in 2016; in the rematch, in 2018, Chisora lost by knockout.
“I still like Dillian Whyte III,” Hearn said. “You know, those two are always going to have great scraps, so we’ll see what happens.”
Hearn was thrilled with Chisora’s win over Pulev, a fight that was considered a potential career-ender for Chisora as a headliner should he have lost. Chisora was on a three-fight losing streak until Saturday.
“I’m absolutely over the moon for Derek Chisora,” Hearn said. “I don’t believe there’s anyone who deserves it more, to be honest with you. Very tough fight, grueling fight, scrappy at times, war of attrition. And just don’t have a war of attrition with Derek Chisora. Could’ve gone either way but I’m delighted he finally got one.”
“I thought (Chisora) won by one or two rounds. I thought he won the last round and that was a big round to win at that stage of the fight. But [it] also could’ve gone either way.”