Hughie Fury ‘makes sense’ as Derek Chisora’s next fight, says promoter Ben Shalom: ‘It proves that he is still elite’ | Boxing News

Derek Chisora ​​is “more likely” now to accept a fight with Hughie Fury because the win would keep him in the mix with big heavyweight names, says promoter Ben Shalom.

Chisora ​​has been the main focus of Fury, who is looking to explode in the world title image, and has been approached with new talk about a clash deal.

Veteran Chisora, now 38, insisted he would not retire despite being knocked down three times and beaten by Joseph Parker – his third straight defeat.

Chisora, 38, will not retire despite three consecutive defeats

“More like it? Yes,” said BOXXER promoter Shalom of Chisora ​​agreeing to face Fury.

“He’s going to struggle to get the Deontay Wilder fight that has been talked about. Dillian Whyte also struggled to get the Wilder fight.

“Hughie is the fight that makes sense to Chisora.

Joseph Parker vs Derek Chisora, WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Fight, Manchester.  December 18th 2021. Photo of Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing.
Parker shot Chisora ​​down three times

“If Chisora ​​wins, it shows that he is still an elite British heavyweight.

“Chisora ​​lost to Parker. Hughie probably beat Parker when he was only 23.

“What if Chisora ​​wants to recover with a bang? Is she still serious?

“Chisora ​​is very good and only loses to the best guys so, for Hughie, it’s a good fight.

Derek Chisora
Chisora ​​has lost twice to Parker

“Fans want to see this: they love Derek and they want to see Hughie tested.

“We contacted Derek again. We want the fight, Hughie wants it, Peter Fury wants it.

“It’s an exciting fight for us.”

Cousin of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury now has staggering streak wins against stout duo Mariusz Wach and Christian Hammer and is aiming to overthrow one of the division’s biggest names in 2022.

“Hughie is someone no one wants to fight – he’s 27, he’s clumsy and he’s a tough man to beat,” said Shalom.

“Now he also has strength and experience.

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“The hardest part is getting people to fight it. The risk and the reward [for his opponent] makes difficult.

“Chisora ​​would be a great battle for him.

“We are also talking to Chris Arreola and Andy Ruiz Jr.

“There are exciting options for Hughie while the guys with the belts are working on them.”

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