Whyte to outclass journeyman Chisora

Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora step back into the ring for a rematch of their 2016 fight of the year. These two slugged it out for 12 enthralling rounds two years ago, with Whyte eventually taking the win via a controversial split decision.

Given how close the first match was, Whyte is a very short 1.28 to come out on top, with Chisora 3.70 to avenge his loss at London’s O2 Arena. However, a quick look at the performances of the two British heavyweights since their first encounter suggests they may be going in different directions.

World title fight calling for Whyte

Whyte is currently ranked fifth in the heavyweight standings having won all four of his bouts since defeating Chisora, moving The Body Snatcher to 24-1, that sole loss coming at the hands of Anthony Joshua.

The 30-year-old most recently got the better of former WBO champion Jospeh Parker, demonstrating on that night the ability to mix his natural street fighting style with some slick boxing.

Meanwhile, Chisora has also fought four times, winning three and losing once to move his career record to 29-8. Under the stewardship of former adversary and ex-heavyweight champ David Haye, Chisora impressed recently when he became only the third fighter ever to stop Carlos Takam.

That win over Takam was his 21st KO triumph and he will likely need another stoppage on Saturday to emerge victorious, given Whyte is seen as the superior technician.

There has never been any question over Del Boy’s heart but a lack of stamina in the latter rounds has hurt him previously, that could be where this fight is decided.

Whyte showed signs of fatigue in his fight with Parker late on and it may well be that this fight doesn’t go to the final bell, with under 10.5 rounds available to back at 2.39.

Whyte has shown he is a step above his opponent now as he enters his prime and Chisora’s last hurrah could end with him on the canvas, with Whyte 2.65 to secure the stoppage.