Eddie Hearn casts doubt on potential Dereck Chisora vs Joe Joyce fight

David Haye vs Tony Bellew Press Conference

Since his first loss to Tyson Fury, back in 2011, Dereck Chisora has struggled to overcome pretty much all of his big named opponents.

Emphatic wins against Danny Williams and Sam Sexton eight years ago for the British heavyweight crown initially put the now 34-year-old on the map, only to then lose four of his next five fights.

The most notable of those was the 'Bad Blood' clash with David Haye, arranged after their mass brawl in a post-fight press conference.

'Del Boy' Chisora gained himself a bad-boy reputation after slapping Vitali Klitschko before his defeat and since then, it's safe to say he hasn't exactly been the most popular boxer in the UK. 

The much-maligned press-conference scrap led to a showdown at West Ham's Upton Park in 2012 and resulted in a 5th round knockout for 'The Hayemaker'.

Afterwards, Chisora suffered further defeats to Tyson Fury, Kubrat Pulev and Dillian Whyte before experiencing a huge shock in Monte Carlo, this time losing to German underdog Agit Kabayel. 

That was Del Boy's most recent fight and with his record now standing at 27-8, his reputation is at something of an all-time low.

Backstage at last night's 'British Beef' bout between Lawrence Okolie and Isaac Chamberlain, Chisora was prompted by (now friend) David Haye to face his understudy, in 2016 Olympic Silver medalist: Joe Joyce. 

Joe Joyce vs. Ian Lewison Fight

The 32-year-old Joyce has only one professional fight to his name, but under the guidance of Haye and his promotional company, his mentor could teach him a thing or two on how to stop the former British champ. 

A video from iFL TV showed The Hayemaker and Del Boy directly discussing the possibility of an all-British bout in front of Joyce. Chisora jovially turned his nose up at Haye's apparent offer to fight "his boy" for £60,000 but did shake hands on fighting should that offer increase.

Despite reaching a verbal agreement, at least, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn cast doubt on the two meeting in the ring.

In a separate video - which you can see by skipping to 1:15 below - Hearn makes the good point that Chisora wouldn't have much to gain by taking on a newcomer in Joyce.

"It's a good fight but the only thing is sometimes you get a situation with a fight like that where a fighter don't really have a lot to gain.

"With Dereck, he'll be thinking: 'If I lose to Joe Joyce...' but if you beat Joe Joyce, you know..."

Already with a damaged ego, the former World title challenger would struggle to bounce back from a defeat against a man with one pro fight to his name. 

Whoever he fights next, there's no doubt than Dereck Chisora is in desperate need of a win. 

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