By James Slater
Like a number of fans, Hall of Fame British promoter Frank Warren wants to see unbeaten “KO King” Deontay Wilder tested. Over the weekend, as he revealed in his regular boxing column, Warren wrote of his recent offer to Wilder’s U.S promotional outfit Golden Boy to try and make a fight between Wilder (28-0, 28 KOs) and former British champ Dereck Chisora (16-4, 10 KOs).
Warren feels an on-his-game Chisora can upset “The Bronze Bomber’s” progress towards stardom.
“Wilder is being hailed across The Pond as the saviour of the division,” Warren wrote. “But he is yet to be seriously tested. There isn’t a real name of substance on his CV, he looks crude and open. I’d heavily back a fit and fired up Dereck Chisora to tame him and have already made the Yanks a substantial offer to return here this summer.”
Wilder is coming off that 70-second blitzing of the now retired Audley Harrison, while “Del Boy” returned to winning ways after his July 2012 KO loss to David Haye with a so-so performance against Hector Avila last month (TKO9). No doubt, a Wilder-Chisora fight would prove interesting, but Wilder is also reportedly looking at facing either the winner of the upcoming Tony Thompson-David Price return or the unbeaten Tyson Fury. It does seem whichever bout he opts for, Wilder’s next fight could well be back in the U.K.