After Josh Warrington’s pull out due to a virus , Dereck Chisora has now been added to Saturday’s O2 bill as a replacement.
Warrington who boasts a record of (22-0-KO4) was looking forward to facing Panama City’s very own Jorge Sanchez but now has been replaced by former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Chisora.
The North Londoner with a record of (23-5-15) will be against an unnamed opponent as of yet just a week after his last fight under new promotion team, The Sauerland’s.
Chisora has managed to string together a line of victories of late since losing out on the vacant British title to now newly crowned Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury with outpointing Marcelo Luiz Nascimento in between stopping Beka Lobjanidze and most recently, Peter Erdos last week out in Hamburg.
Chisora has been quoted as saying: “It’s a big bill. Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte, Kevin Mitchell and loads more. it’s going to be amazing for boxing.”
“My weight is great, everything was good for me,” said Chisora. “A new start in Germany, a new team and I’m feeling great right now.
“The Sauerlands have arranged another fight for me at The O2. That’s what you want to do as a fighter, stay active. I’m ready to go.”
Chisora’s presence provides an interesting sub-plot to the headline bout, which sees his fellow Londoners Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte battle it out for the British and Commonwealth titles which the Finchley man hopes to regain.
Watch Chisora fight on Joshua vs Whyte, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office, December 12, now available to via your Sky remote or online.