Derek Chisora’s trainer Dave Coldwell says he will NOT help the British veteran prepare for a heavyweight fight with Deontay Wilder, insisting that it would be ‘too hard a night’ for the fan-favourite
- Dave Coldwell says he will not help Derek Chisora train for Deontay Wilder
- Eddie Hearn has stated that he wants to see Del Boy fight the Bronze Bomber
- However, Hearn’s remarks have been met by strong pushback from boxing fans
- Many believe it will be a bad night for Chisora and he should consider retiring
- Coldwell believes it is a bad match up for Chisora and expressed his opposition
Derek Chisora’s trainer Dave Coldwell does not want to see his fighter take on Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight clash, insisting the bout would be ‘too hard a night’ for the British veteran.
Del Boy, 38, has lost his last three fights on the bounce, having most recently been outfought by Joseph Parker in a gruelling unanimous decision defeat in Manchester last month.
After the fight, Chisora’s promoter Eddie Hearn entertained the notion of the heavyweight taking on former champion Deontay Wilder next, and has since stated that he wants the fight to happen this year.
Dave Coldwell (R) has suggested he would not train Derek Chisora (L) to face Deontay Wilder
However, the Matchroom chief’s remarks have been met by a pushback from fans and pundits, with many believing a fight with the Bronze Bomber spells danger for Chisora, with manty suggesting that the 38-year-old should consider retiring.
And Del Boy’s trainer Coldwell has expressed his opposition to Wilder v Chisora, claiming that he would not train the Briton if he accepts that fight.
When asked if he would help Chisora prepare for a clash with Wilder, Coldwell told talkSPORT: ‘No, no, no. It’s not something I wanna see. I think it’s just too hard a night for him.
‘Derek’s Derek and he’ll do what he wants to do. It doesn’t matter what anybody says, it’s the same as how he’s been all the way through his career.
Chisora, 38, is currently reeling from a third-straight defeat after losing to Joseph Parker
Eddie Hearn has since claimed that he wants to see the veteran take on hard-hitter Wilder
‘When it comes down to, ‘Does he fight again or doesn’t he fight again?’ Yes, he will listen to people’s advice when it comes to opponents and things like that, but Derek wants to fight certain people.
‘If he wants the fights, then they’ll happen. If I had my way, he wouldn’t be fighting Deontay Wilder, that’s for sure.’
Instead, Coldwell suggested that Wilder should take on Anthony Joshua next, insisting that the demand for a fight between the two arch rivals is still high despite them both losing their undefeated records.
However, Chisora’s trainer, Coldwell, believes that it would be ‘too hard a night’ for the Briton
‘It doesn’t matter how many losses these two guys have on their records – AJ vs Wilder is always gonna be a fight people are always gonna wanna see,’ the trainer said.
‘We look at the UFC, people don’t really talk about records in the UFC. They talk about, “Is it gonna be a good fight?” And then when the fight happens, “Was it a good fight?”
‘That’s one thing I think boxing falls behind on, where we are too much intent on valuing records so much. When a fighter gets beat that’s him ‘done’ and he’s ‘finished’.
‘These are fighters. Fighters are gonna wanna fight. And when they’ve got something to give, then people are always gonna want to see them.’