Derek Chisora

Derek Chisora will challenge Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO and IBF heavyweight championship of the world on December 11 in Germany.

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So by the end of the year, Britain could have two heavyweight world champions in David Haye, the WBA champion and Chisora, that is of course if the British and Commonwealth champion can over-come the massive odds and experience deficit, away from home against a champion who has dominated for nearly a decade, it is a big IF!
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Klitschko, had an apparent short list of contenders for his next challenge and with other names either not available or pricing themselves out of a fight, Chisora’s name rose to the top and the offer was put to him, with the chance to cause a hugh upset in world boxing and an oppertunity of a lifetime, the contract seems to have been signed in double quick time.
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Chisora 26, still a 14 pro fight novice, despite his sudden rise to domestic championships can see this as the star prize bonus after his terrific win against Sam Sexton, stopping the Norwich man in the tenth round in September and bringing him to the attention of Klitschko.
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Chisora’s last fight vs Sam Sexton 
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Prior to the Sexton fight, Chisora stopped fellow Londoner and former world title challenger Danny Williams’ in two brutally one-sided rounds, which were the last of ‘The Brixton Bombers’ career. But despite those eye-catching wins, the suspicion remains that a bout with the Ukrainian has come a little too early for ‘Dell Boy’.
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The fight without doubt is premature for Chisora in the scheme of things, considering Klitschko is far more experienced with 55 wins from his 58 contests, winning 49 by KO. Chisora’s next fight was possibly going to be a British title defence against English champion Tyson Fury before Frank Warren got the world title call and the terms obviously being good took this golden chance.
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Klitschko who will be making the tenth defence of the IBF belt and sixth of the WBO Title, dominated Samuel Peter in his last contest and must feels that a fight against the Unbeaten British heavyweight champion is a fight that will work for him in promotion and ticket sales and believing this to be small risk and big gain.

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Klitschko’s last fight vs Samuel Peter
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In 1990 Buster Douglas caused the biggest shock in heavyweight history when he entered the ring as a 42-1 underdog to sensationally stop the unbeaten undisputed fearsome enigma Mike Tyson in the tenth round of a belting fight. A Chisora win in December might not have quiet the same impact as Douglas’s triumph, but would send shock waves through the sport and set up an all British world heavyweight title unification fight with David Haye! Now there is something to behold for British boxing fans! Come on Chisora you can do he!… Can’t he?

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Buster Douglas 42-1 under dog challenger KO’s Mike Tyson

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December 11, promises to be a Bumper night of boxing as well as Chisora’s big night in Germany, Amir Khan will defend his WBA light-welterweight crown against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. And Frank Warren has plans in place to hold a massive show in London to celebrate his 30 years promoting boxing, that is likely to include Nathan Cleverly, Kell Brook, Matthew Macklin amongst many other rising stars of British boxing in world title fights and other title opportunities.
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“I’m planning a huge show on 11th December at the ExCel in London to celebrate the 30th anniversary of my first boxing promotion,” he wrote in his latest column.
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“I can promise that it will be bigger and better than the Magnificent Seven, and involve multiple world title fights.
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“Expect an announcement in the next week or so. It’s been a tough couple of years for boxing in Britain but I feel we’ve turned a corner. There are definitely some good times ahead.”
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By Chris Maylett 
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