“Chisora has got a reputation as a biter, but then so did Mike Tyson and look what happened to him,” he said. “I don’t care whether I fight Sam Sexton, Derek Chisora or King Kong, I’m going to war one last time and I’ll put it all on the line.”
In another unexpected move, British and Commonwealth champion Nathan Cleverly will challenge for the European light-heavyweight title against Antonio Brancalion, after the Italian’s promotional team couldn’t stage the fight.
The Welsh star is looking to fight for a world title before the year is out, and this fight will go some way to reaching that goal.
The very impressive Cleverly as come through the ranks and in winning the British and Commonwealth titles and now has the chance to add the European crown to that collection.
When he eventually does get a World title shot, he will have done it the old fashioned way, and how it should be done, learning the trade as you go along, stands fighters in good stead, when they reach the pinnacle, a world title shot against the true champions.
Cleverly’s title chance replaces Kell Brook‘s proposed WBO world title eliminator against Poland’s Krzysztof Bienias, which will now take place on March 13 in Liverpool.
The undercard also sees the return of James DeGale and Frankie Gavin, although sadly Billy Joe Saunders will be absent after failing to recover from a hand injury.
The Beijing Olympian has not recovered sufficiently after damaging his hand in his points win over Lee Noble in December to take to the ring so soon.