Dereck Chisora/Dillian Whyte rematch might never happen

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A Dereck Chisora vs Dillian Whyte rematch?

We'd all like to see it after the two were only separated by a split decision back in December 2016.

It was a memorable night at the O2 for the pair, who largely matched each other blow for blow, with Whyte winning the bout based on a split decision.

Immediately afterwards, however, people were calling for a rematch between the two.

Whyte claimed that he'd rather pursue a world title fight, but would go up against Chisora if it made "financial sense".

Now, Chisora has had his say, talking to Sky Sports, and he thinks Whyte is running away from a potential rematch, dismissing his proposed world title match in the process.

"The latest is that boy is being a punk, he's running away.

"He's overpricing himself. We've offered him the money and he's priced himself out.

"He says he's going for a world title. I don't see it, because there is some unfinished business here. Who is he going to fight for a world title? Whoever he fights, he's going to get knocked out."

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Although it sounds as though Whyte has his heart set on a stab at a world title bout, Chisora isn't ruling out a rematch against Robert Helenius, who controversially beat him on points back in 2011.

"Simple facts are, if he doesn't fight me, then I'll sort a deal with Robert Helenius for the rematch in Finland.

"See how that goes, if the numbers add up, we'll do that fight."

A rematch between Chisora and Helenius could be an interesting one, but Chisora knows that what the fans want to see is a rematch between himself and Whyte.

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"Come back and we'll do Dillian, if he wants to. Who doesn't want to see Dereck Chisora fight?"

Without a fight lined up in the near future, Chisora has been keeping himself busy, as Tony Bellew's sparring partner for his fast approaching fight against David Haye.

"I sent him a message and said 'listen, if you need to do rounds with a real heavyweight, then call me.' I'll come round and help. He goes: 'yeah, cool'.

"He's my buddy, he's just a cool guy. It's a big statement, coming from the weight below, and fighting a heavyweight guy."

A rematch between Chisora and Whyte would be great, but for now, it doesn't sound like it's going to happen.

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