Eddie Hearn’s suggestion for Derek Chisora to fight Deontay Wilder in 2022 has been shot down by the Londoner’s trainer Dave Coldwell.
The Matchroom chief was initially asked a question about the possibility of Wilder vs Chisora following the Brit’s rematch defeat to Joseph Parker on December 18.
Chisora was well beaten by ParkerMark Robinson/Matchroom Wilder is plotting his return following his defeats to Tyson Fury, though has also hinted that he could retireFrank Micelotta/FOX
Hearn entertained the idea, and has now outright called for the fight to happen in 2022.
Speaking on the DAZN Boxing Show, he said: “Deontay Wilder, who would’ve thought two back-to-back stoppage losses would’ve raised his popularity so high?
“He showed so much heart last time out against Tyson Fury, gained so many fans.
“Deontay, we want to see you back in the ring.
Hearn wants to see Wilder vs Chisora in 2022Matchroom Boxing
“I know there’s been some talk of retirement, still got plenty to give, so many great fights.
“And I’ve got the perfect guy for you – Derek ‘War’ 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. Deontay, you were great last time out, let’s see you back in the ring.
“Wilder vs Chisora, 2022.”
Coldwell is not a fan of Hearn’s suggestion
The idea has not gone down well, with many boxing fans suggesting this would be a dangerous fight for Chisora to take.
‘Del Boy’s’ trainer Dave Coldwell gave a negative reaction instantly.
He simply tweeted: “Christmas is over. Eddie needs to put the sherry away for another year.”
Chisora, though, has now plans to retire despite being 38 years old.
“F*** retirement. I’ll be back in the summer b****,” he tweeted after the Parker fight.
Christmas is over.
Eddie needs to put the sherry away for another year. https://t.co/BxCuXrBp2f
— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) December 29, 2021