Dereck Chisora 'needs to rectify' Robert Helenius defeat, says trainer Don Charles
By Richard Damerell & James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 24/02/17 10:11am
Dereck Chisora is likelier to rematch Robert Helenius rather than Dillian Whyte in his next fight, according to his trainer Don Charles.
A second fight had been mooted against Whyte after Chisora (26-7) came out on the wrong side of a razor-thin decision in December, but he is instead expected to seek revenge for a 2011 defeat to Helenius (24-1).
"It's sounding like that's the fight that is happening next," Charles exclusively told Sky Sports.
The last encounter we won, but didn't get the decision, so it's something that Dereck needs to rectify.
"The last encounter we won, but didn't get the decision, so it's something that Dereck needs to rectify and I believe we will.
"We anticipate he will be fighting in May, wherever there's a boxing ring and a referee."
Asked about their inability to agree a rematch against Whyte, Charles said: "Our team wanted the rematch but, unfortunately, you can't force people to fight. If that fight doesn't happen maybe it will happen in the future.
"Everybody had written him off [against Whyte] but he pulled it out of the bag. Next time, we'll draw confidence from that. Dereck has got his mojo back.
"He's in the gym. He's experienced enough to be active because you never know - if you get an opportunity, you have to be ready."
Chisora travelled to Helenius' home country, Finland, for their first fight six years ago but lost a controversial split decision.