EDDIE HEARN has backed his man Derek Chisora to BEAT former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Eddie Hearn has backed Derek Chisora to beat Deontay Wilder[/caption]
The veteran Brit has been touted as the Bronze Bomber’s next opponent[/caption]
And his Matchroom promoter has every confidence that the veteran could pull off a huge victory over the knockout specialist.
Speaking to Pitch Boxing, Hearn said: “I believe that Chisora, if he gets past three or four rounds, can actually beat Deontay Wilder.
“He would accept the fight with Wilder and it’s a good fight for Wilder.”
Chisora admitted last week that he likes the idea of fighting Wilder later this year.
During an appearance on talkSPORT, Chisora said: “I’m open to anything – I love fighting.”
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Chisora’s willingness to face Wilder stems from his eagerness to share the ring with all the big names of his generation.
He continued: “What most people don’t understand is some people want to have the perception of being boxers on Instagram.
“I’m not that guy. I want to be that guy that when I sit down and everybody looks at my resume, I want to say, ‘You know what, I fought everybody.’
“I don’t want to let people decide for me, I decide for myself and be happy with the decision I make.
“So if I have to fight Deontay Wilder, if I have to fight whoever, if I have to fight an American, I don’t care. I’ll fight.”
Hearn also stated previously that he loves the idea of a dust-up between the two heavy hitters, saying: “Deontay Wilder, we want to see you back in the ring. I’ve got the perfect guy for you – Derek Chisora.
“Come on, he’s getting on a little bit, he’s coming off three defeats on the spin now. Easy comeback fight for Deontay Wilder. Derek’s ready.”