After an impressive series of victories over the likes of Joseph Parker and Lucas Browne this year, Dillian Whyte is quickly staking his claim for a heavyweight championship fight in the near future.
The Brixton star's next step in his journey to gold appears to be a familiar face for him in WBA International heavyweight champion, Dereck Chisora.
Chisora beat Carlos Takam for the vacant belt back in July via TKO in the eighth round. And it looks as though his first defence could be against an opponent looking for redemption.
Chisora lost to Whyte after a controversial split decision went against him back in 2015.
Negotiations over a rematch have been ongoing with December 22 at the O2 looking likely to be the desired date and venue.
Last week it was confirmed Chisora had made a surprising move to sign up with former foe David Haye's management team and it was hoped that could help broker a deal with Whyte.
But 'The Body Snatcher' thinks Chisora has shown weakness by being willing to work with someone who knocked him out in 2012.
"It's good that those two are working together, but Dereck Chisora has got no morals and no class," Whyte told Sky Sports.
"This is the same man that humiliated him and beat him up. Chisora is a bit lost, so I think he needs David Haye for stability.
"I wasn't surprised. Dereck is an idiot. He does weird stuff. A lot of what Dereck does, does not make logical sense, or financial sense.
"Haye is a bit more professional, and a bit more logical than Chisora is, but Haye is a massive ego-maniac, so you never know. He's a lot more sensible than Dereck Chisora is, but this is David's game we're talking here, so I don't know."
Whyte will certainly be taking a risk by agreeing to face Chisora before the turn of the year, with a rematch v Anthony Joshua also potentially on the cards in 2019.
Eddie Hearn has been open in revealing that Joshua's next fight will take place in April, meaning that a rematch with Whyte is well within the realms of possibility.
However, with a colossal bout between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury taking place in December, a match between Joshua and the winner of that fight could also be on the cards.News Now - Sport News