Chisora pushes his trainer through ‘wall’ after weigh-in

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Don Charles bore the brunt of his fighter’s fury as things got heated on the eve of the rematch between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora.

Eddie Hearn said Dereck Chisora inadvertently pushed his trainer through a makeshift advertising wall as tempers flared following the weigh-in for his heavyweight fight with Dillian Whyte.

Chisora looked in great shape when he tipped the scales at 17st 8lbs 3oz, with his fellow Brit weighing in at 17st 8lbs 8oz on Friday.

The two entourages had to be separated when things then got heated on the eve of the rematch at the O2 Arena and Chisora’s trainer Don Charles was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Promoter Hearn told iFL TV while glancing at a board behind him: “Don Charles went through one of these.”

He added: “You can’t put these fighters in that position continuously [and not expect something to happen] … they are not normal people.

“They have worked for this moment, tomorrow night they will fight in front of 19,000 people at the sold-out 02 Arena and millions of people globally for our entertainment.

“It’s not normal, so don’t always expect them to behave normally. But it was contained.

“For me the key was no fighters came together, no one injured. It wasn’t handbags, but in terms of what happened in the past, it was definitely handbags.”

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