Dillian Whyte says Dereck Chisora offered him £5m to accept a heavyweight rematch and vowed to send his British rival into retirement.
The Brixton man is still holding talks with ‘Del Boy’ as promoter Eddie Hearn is keen to stage a return bout after Whyte emerged with a split decision win following a brutal battle in December 2016.
There was a tense exchange of words when both men crossed paths at the weigh-in for Anthony Joshua’s world title fight against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and Whyte revealed how Chisora promised huge financial reward for a second fight.
With Dereck Chisora you never know, Whyte told Sky Sports News. He said he was going to write me a cheque for £5m to take the fight, so I said I’ll sit and wait for the cheque to come. Please make sure it doesn’t bounce. We’ll see.
I don’t know where he’s going to get £5m from, but let’s see what happens.
Whyte has been lined up as a potential future challenger for Joshua, but is willing to risk his future plans to finally end his long-running feud with Chisora.
Listen, I’m ready to go whenever, he said. I want to put a key in that, and turn it, and throw it away forever. I believe if Dereck Chisora fights me it will be his last fight. The comeback king will be gone forever.
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