Derek Chisora ordered Eddie Hearn to get him a fight against Deontay Wilder after avenging his loss to Kubrat Pulev.
Chisora took the spoils in a draining fight against former foe Kubrat Pulev as both men waged war for twelve rounds.
The Londoner was dogged in his determination against Pulev, who beat him the first time they met.
“WAR” sucked it up and returned despite looking spent from the second round. Chisora dug deep and managed to put together his efforts in bursts to get a split decision.
An initial card read 116-112 for Pulev was negated by a 116-112 card for Chisora and a 116-114 anomaly that meant two drawn rounds.
In the post-fight DAZN interview, Chisora said: “I think I last won a fight three years ago. It’s been a while. It was hard.
“Pulev’s a great fighter, very difficult. I trained hard. I’m happy today. At the same time, I’m sad.”
Chisora stated that he wants his promoter to get him a fight against the dangerous former WBC champion.
“I don’t have many left in me, but what I have, I’m going to give all to you guys. In my next couple of fights, I’m on my way out.
“I don’t want any easy fights. I want hard fights. But I told Eddie (Hearn) the other day that if he could get me The Bronze Bomber (Deontay Wilder), I’d be happy.
“I want to fight everybody in my era, win or lose. I just want to fight.”
On potentially losing the decision again on a split, Chisora added: “Mate, I’m used to it, bro. If they’d given it to him, I just would have jumped on the train again and carried on.
“I’m used to getting robbed. It wouldn’t be new to me. I wouldn’t be upset. I’d just move on. God has got a plan for me. I don’t know what it is, but we’ll find out soon.”
Deontay Wilder fight
Eddie Hearn then took the spotlight but wouldn’t be drawn on the fight with Deontay Wilder.
“Chisora deserved one tonight,” promoter Eddie Hearn said. “It was a close fight, and when they read out the split, ‘I thought, please, please.’
“I was going to run from the ring! He’d come after me. But he’s had so many close decisions not go his way.
“He just beat a world top fifteen fighter, probably one of the top ten heavyweights. We’ll see what the future holds.
“I was just desperate to see him win tonight. He’s got such a big heart, he never quits.”
CompuBox released statistics on how close the fight was afterward. They told World Boxing News: “After a tough, close battle, Derek Chisora takes a split decision over Kubrat Pulev.
“In the end, both fighters landed 133 power shots with a similar percentage. But it was Chisora’s 86 body connects that made the difference.
“Scores were 116-112 Pulev, 116-112 Chisora and 116-114 Chisora.”