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Whyte says he has always wanted to fight Chisora.

Dereck Chisora is an idiot who plays up for the cameras, says Dillian Whyte

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Following Dereck Chisora's on-camera spat with Dillian Whyte during the week, the tension between the two British heavyweights heightened, and the potential for a big heavyweight bout between the duo is now looking increasingly likely.

Whyte was left bemused by 'Del Boy's' outburst, following a press conference announcing the Brixton fighter's partnership with Matchroom boxing, but insists Chisora was acting up for the cameras.

'Del Boy' recently lost his IBF European title fight against Kubrat Pulev, but Whyte is now planning on ending the 32-year-old's career, in hope of silencing Chisora once and for all.

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"He's an idiot. I played it cool and kept it professional. I bide my time and didn't want to go on the rampage too much." Whyte told Sky Sports.

"Dereck was screaming and shouting when the cameras were there but before the cameras were there, he wasn't. He's a strange guy; unpredictable and he gets in people's faces."

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Chisora has built a reputation for out-of-the-ring outbursts, recently coming close to a brawl with a member of Pulev's entourage, after being hit by a bottle. While the Finchley fighter also got into a scrap with boxing foe David Haye at a press conference in 2012.

And Whyte has questioned Chisora's mentality, admitting he was ready to settle any differences between the duo outside of the ring.

Bad man

"I told him that he should meet me without any cameras and without any boxing officials." Whyte added. "If he wants to go on like a bad man, screaming and shouting when there are cameras there then he shouldn't have a problem doing it when there are no cameras there. He backed down."

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It could also become a lot more exciting, as the 28-year-old announced he has plans to fight Chisora in the future, but first must negotiate his return from a shoulder injury, on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's world title defence against Dominic Breazeale, next month.

"It's a fight I've always wanted." Whyte admitted. "He goes on like he's a bad man, a hard man and erratic but that's all rubbish. I want to fight him and end his career because I think the fans are tired of him stinking out the venues.

Title eliminator?

"It could be for a British title or a world title eliminator, I'll wait and see, but I definitely want to fight him and beat him up. Domestically, it's a big fight and everyone knows it's a big fight."

"I have sparred loads of rounds with Dereck. I literally came off the street and had no boxing experience when I first sparred him. Ask Spencer Fearon how that one went - he was there and he'll tell you."

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A potential bout between the two heavyweights could be defining for both fighters, at a time when Britain is dominating the heavyweight scene - with Haye out of retirement and the likes of Joshua and Tyson Fury holding three of the four world title belts.

Whyte is desperate for a world title, after suffering his only professional career defeat, to date, against Joshua in his last fight, in December. While for Chisora, his career could be on the line if he fails to beat his next opponent.

Who would come out victorious if Whyte and Chisora meet? Have your say in the comments box below.

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