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Boxing: Eddie Hearn told to 'put the sherry away' after calling for Derek Chisora vs Deontay Wilder 

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Derek Chisora’s trainer David Coldwell tells Eddie Hearn to ‘put the sherry away’ after calling for Del Boy to face Deontay Wilder next… as the promoter insists the bout is ‘an easy comeback fight’ for the Bronze Bomber

  • Eddie Hearn called for a match-up between Derek Chisora and Deontay Wilder 
  • Wilder is looking for his next opponent after successive losses to Tyson Fury 
  • Hearn believes facing Chisora would be ‘an easy comeback’ for the American
  • But Chisora’s trainer David Coldwell was quick to downplay the potential bout 


Eddie Hearn’s calls for a fight between Derek Chisora and Deontay Wilder have been swiftly shot down by Del Boy’s trainer, who told the Matchroom promoter to ‘put away the sherry’.

Wilder is looking to turn over a new chapter having suffered back-to-back defeats against Tyson Fury to lose his WBC world heavyweight crown, and Hearn identified Chisora as a possible opponent for his fresh start. 

Chisora himself is coming off the back of three defeats in a row – losing to Oleksandr Usyk on points before successive points losses to Joseph Parker – and Hearn insisted the British fighter represented an ‘easy comeback fight’ for the American. 

Eddie Hearn has called for Derek Chisora

Wilder is looking for his next opponent

Promoter Eddie Hearn has called for Derek Chisora (L) to face Deontay Wilder (R) next 

But Hearn (L) was told to 'put the sherry away' by Chisora's trainer David Coldwell (R)

But Hearn (L) was told to ‘put the sherry away’ by Chisora’s trainer David Coldwell (R)

‘Deontay Wilder, we want to see you back in the ring. I’ve got the perfect guy for you – Dereck Chisora,’ Hearn said, speaking to DAZN.

‘Come on, he’s getting on a little bit, he’s coming off three defeats on the spin now. Easy comeback fight for Deontay Wilder. Dereck’s ready.’

Previously Hearn has backed Chisora to beat Wilder, saying after his loss to Parker that he would win the fight if it ever went past four rounds. 

‘All Chisora’s losses have come at elite level, and Wilder is elite level,’ he said. ‘Listen, Chisora can beat Wilder. If he hits him with a big shot. I tell you what, if that fight goes past four rounds, Chisora wins that fight.

Chisora is coming off three successive losses, including two against Joseph Parker (R)

Chisora is coming off three successive losses, including two against Joseph Parker (R)

‘But he’s got to get past four rounds and that’s gonna be really dangerous against someone who punches as hard as Wilder.’

But Hearn’s remarks were downplayed by Coldwell, who has been in Chisora’s corner for almost two years, with the renowned boxing coach jumping onto Twitter to dismiss the fight. 

‘Christmas is over,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘Eddie needs to put the sherry away for another year.’

Chisora has just turned 38 but rejected claims he could hang up his gloves after his latest defeat to Parker this month, insisting he would be back in the summer. 

Wilder is looking for his next opponent after his second successive defeat against Tyson Fury

Wilder is looking for his next opponent after his second successive defeat against Tyson Fury

Wilder was seen as the most feared man in the heavyweight before his two losses to Fury, who stopped him in both fights, and now he is facing a rebuild of his career. 

He even suggested he could call it a day himself rather than bounce back to world title contention after the enthralling fight with Fury. 

‘It’s mixed feelings because ultimately I have accomplished all my goals in this sport. I told my daughter when she was one that I’d be a champion and I’d be able to support her beyond her belief,’ he told Kevin Hart on an episode of Cold As Balls on the Laugh Out Loud Network.

‘I’ve done that. There’s a lot of things that I’ve accomplished that I don’t feel I have to prove to anyone because I’ve already proven (myself).

‘Should I push forward? Should I give it a go one more time? Or should I just retire and focus on the other things that I already have, other things that I want to get into?’

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