Eddie Hearn gives his verdict on Dereck Chisora signing with David Haye

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Dereck Chisora and David Haye was a partnership no one saw coming.

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Chisora has signed Haye on to be his manager and will now fight under the Hayemaker promotional banner, in a bid to get another shot at one of the heavyweight world titles.

Over the last month, there has been increased speculation that the fans were finally going to get the fight that they had been hoping for in the form of a rematch between Chisora and Dillian Whyte on December 22.

Initially, some feared Chisora's decision to sign with Haye, would put the Whyte clash into further jeopardy. However, it seems that the opposite might actually be true.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has been the one trying to broker an agreement between the pair and he now thinks it may now be easier to get the fight made.

"I can probably have a more sensible conversation with David Haye," Hearn told iFL TV.

"The main issue is, we have got to a negotiation point, where Dillian Whyte is at the end of that point and is not moving his position, and Chisora knows his position, so David will ultimately have to come in and try to move that position, which I don't think is going to happen."

"Actually I was in New York and I got a missed call from David at about 3 in the morning and obviously that was to tell me that he was taking on Dereck.

"I phoned him back and they want to make the fight. We all want to make the fight. It would be madness if they don't want to make the fight because Chisora is never going to get a payday like this. It's a big payday for Dillian Whyte and it's a great fight.

"We talked this morning with their team and we'll see. We talked about December 22nd, so we're 9 weeks away and we need to get it up and running.

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"David knows the business well enough to know Chisora can't miss out on this fight. So we will see what team Haymaker and WAR Chisora, the new name, want to do."

A win for Chisora, should an agreement be reached, would catapult him straight into contention for a shot at Anthony Joshua's world titles next year.

Of course, that will heavily depend on what happens with Deontay Wilder but now with Haye behind him, 2019 might just be Chisora's year.

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