Chisora offers to step in for coronavirus-stricken Povetkin and fight Dillian Whyte just three weeks after Usyk defeat

DEREK CHISORA has sensationally offered to step in for coronavirus-stricken Alexander Povetkin and face Dillian Whyte in a trilogy bout.

The astonishing turnaround would come just three weeks after his loss against Oleksandr Usyk.


Chisora told promoter Eddie Hearn on Instagram: “Do you want to give me that fight? I'll take that.

"Want to give it to me? I have no bruises, I’m ready to rock and roll.

“It's all about making history, think about it, let me know and I'll take it.”

Chisora was narrowly beaten by split-decision against Whyte in 2016, but suffered a knockout defeat two years later in the rematch.

His manager David Haye had already called for a third fight, but wanted the 36-year-old to enjoy a good rest after taking Usyk, 33, all 12 rounds.

Haye told  Sky Sports: “He called me this morning and said he’s ready to get back in. ‘I can do better next time.’

"I told him, ‘You need to chill. Take some time off. Put your feet up. Don’t think about boxing for a while."

But the Haymaker then posted a video online to confirm Chisora is willing to slot in for Povetkin.

'Del Boy', now known as 'War', is eligible to box whenever he pleases despite going the distance with Usyk.

Had he suffered a stoppage defeat, he may well have been place under a 28 or 45 day medical suspension.

Whyte, 32, was set to rematch Povetkin 41, on November 28, having been KO'd in August.

But the fight is now set to be rescheduled after the Russian tested positive for Covid-19.

Despite Chisora's replacement offer, Hearn would seemingly be more interested in seeing Whyte fight Tyson Fury.

Fury is due to return to the ring on December 5 in his UK homecoming, in a tune-up before an undisputed title decider with Anthony Joshua, 31, next year.

But Hearn revealed Whyte is prepared to shelve revenge on Povetkin to instead jump in and face the Gypsy King, 32.

He said: "Fury is looking for an opponent, Whyte is ready to go. Why not? We would jump into that.

"Honestly, from our side, we wouldn't be difficult in making that fight at all.

"I know Fury and his team are looking for an easy fight in December. I don't blame them.

"They are just coming off the Deontay Wilder fight and are looking to fight Anthony Joshua next year.

"But Whyte is more than ready and willing to jump into that fight on December 5. It's a phone call away.

"If Fury wants a real fight, [Whyte] is there. We would definitely be willing to have a discussion about that fight.

"Obviously if Fury wants a more straightforward fight, we understand that as well. Certainly we are looking to step in and take that fight."

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