Durable Frenchman Johann Duhaupas will be keeping a close eye on proceedings this weekend as Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora trade blows again.
Whyte and Chisora get it on at The O2 in a contest recently picked up by Showtime for broadcast to an American audience.
The bout also goes out live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK as part of a high-profile head-to-head with Frank Warren’s presentation of Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton.
Duhaupas has a reputation due to victories over Manuel Charr and Robert Helenius. Along with wars in defeat opposite Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin.
Upon witnessing the bout taking place in London, Duhaupas hopes to arrange a clash with the winner.
“Johann wants to fight the winner of Whyte v Chisora II,” manager Mehdi Ameur exclusively told World Boxing News. “Johann thinks that will be Dillian Whyte. This is because he looked stronger in his last two fights. But if Chisora wins that’s no problem too.
“All the people know in boxing it maybe only takes one punch and there’s a knockout. Just like Dereck did versus Carlos Takam. But Johann and I both stay confident in predicting a Dillian Whyte win.
“Let’s see what happens and then at the same time, make a fight for Johann with the winner,” he added.
Giving his thoughts on the contest, Duhaupas told World Boxing News: “The winner of that fight needs to try to KO me. If they want the bigger fights in their careers. Like against Wilder or ‘Big Baby’ (Jarrell) Miller.
“People know I beat Helenius by huge KO in 2016 after I fought for the WBA title in France. Also, ‘Big Baby’ Miller could not KO me in my last fight.
“In 2019, I will give to the public a bigger fight. I will challenge fighters like Takam, Tony Yoka or Luis Ortiz.
“People know Duhaupas is a tough guy. I will create surprise in 2019 with my experience and my determination,” said ‘The Reptile’.
Whyte and Chisora has been linked to a clash with Anthony Joshua after this weekend, although Miller himself has now overtaken them in the pecking order.
Should AJ choose the American route after his experience at Madison Square Garden for Canelo vs Rocky, Whyte or Chisora will be forced to wait.