Two years after their Fight of the Year-level slugfest, Dilllian Whyte and Dereck Chisora have agreed to terms for a December 22 rematch at the O2 Arena.
The two fighters formally announced the bout at a Thursday press conference. Chisora, who lost a split decision in the first encounter, has rebounded with knockout wins over Zakaria Azzouzi (TKO2) and Carlos Takam (TKO8). Whyte, who beat Joseph Parker by unanimous decision in July, assured the gathered media that December’s bout will be Chisora’s last as a top-level fighter.
“This is going to be the donkey’s final destination,” said Whyte. “This will be Chisora’s last fight, the donkey’s last ride. I think that he needs to really have a good think about taking this fight because he’s going to be heading home after the fight looking like he’s been run over by a truck.”
Chisora believes Whyte has avoided dangerous fights in hopes of protecting a lucrative rematch with unified WBA/WBO/IBF champion Anthony Joshua. With former rival David Haye now serving as his manager, the 34-year-old Chisora has vowed to bring a new dimension to his game.
“I’m not messing, I’m not playing at boxing,” said Chisora. “Dillian has spent the last two years avoiding getting back in the ring with me. “”I will be stepping in the ring a different fighter. I have everything to prove and it all to lose.”
Whyte vs. Chisora 2 will air exclusively on Sky Sports Box Office and in the U.S. on DAZN.