Ali Eren Demirezen keeps perfect record intact, Chisora winsWritten by Leroy Cleveland
Longtime heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora got a much-needed KO win tonight, stopping Zakaria Azzouzi (14-3) in Round 2 on the Whyte vs Browne undercard.
"I wasn't scared of that guy, I came out and messed around in the first and then in the second, I did what I do best," Chisora said following the victory.
Now, Chisora insists he wants to face young upstart Joe Joyce on the Haye vs Bellew undercard in May.
"I don't know about May 5, I have David Haye and his little chihuahua (Joyce) calling me out. If there isn't titles involved, I want the money. We do everything for money."
"If the money is right, I'll take the fight. They keep calling me the gatekeeper."
"I'll make a deal right now, If I beat Joyce, you [Haye] give me your purse and TV rights for the Bellew fight."
And then Chisora proceeded to take aim at Haye.
"If he doesn't want to surrender his purse, he can jog on. Who wears cane rows at 37. I don't make excuses, I never had a broken toe."
Although Joyce is a 2016 Summer Olympic Games Silver medalist, is he, at only 3-0, ready for an opponent as traveled as Chisora?
At 28-8, 20 KOs, Dereck is ranked No. 2 by BoxRec.
Also earlier today, Ali Eren Demirezen, who represented Turkey at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, TKO'd Rad Rashid (15-4) to improve to 8-0 with 8 KOs.
The 27-year-old, 6'3" Demirezen, of course, previously TKO'd Michael Sprott (then 42-27) last December.
A four-time Turkish Champion, Demirezen staged a close fight with Joe Joyce as an amateur and once KO'd Olympic gold medal winner and hot prospect Tony Yoka, also as an amateur.
As a heavyweight, Demirezen is ranked No. 140 by BoxRec and No. 2 in his native Turkey.