Heavyweight Dereck Chisora will now headline a multi-title show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 20th July after promoter Frank Warren announced today that he has rescheduled the show from Saturday 15th June.
Chisora, plus undefeated boxers Frankie Gavin, Denton Vassell, Paul Butler and Gary O’Sullivan, feature on a huge night of boxing.
The exciting and controversial Londoner had agreed to face the unbeaten Deontay Wilder, but the American was recently arrested for battery for allegedly strangling a woman that has meant he is unable to travel outside of the US. Because of Wilder’s arrest, this has caused Warren to delay the show by five weeks and offers have been made to heavyweights Tyson Fury, Manuel Charr and Fres Oquendo.
“I’ve had to postpone the show by five weeks because of the problems encountered with Wilder’s arrest after we were informed that he was OK to fight Chisora on the original date. The postponement to July 20th will allow time to secure an opponent for Chisora. It’s a value for money show with a cracking fight between unbeaten champions Frankie Gavin and Denton Vassell plus the fast rising unbeaten star Paul Butler, backed up with a top quality undercard.” said Warren.
Chisora, a former British and Commonwealth champion, is gunning for a second world title shot after giving the WBC Champion Vitali Klitschko a tough fight last February.
“I just want to fight again and I’m hungry for another world title opportunity,” said Chisora.” I’m confident that I have all the tools to beat Wilder and it’s a shame I can’t show it this time, but sooner or later we will clash and I will knock him out. I’m concentrating on my next fight and whoever is in front of me on July 20th is going to take a beating.” Said Chisora.
Chief support on the card sees the highly anticipated and potentially explosive domestic showdown between unbeaten champions Frankie Gavin and Denton Vassell. Gavin, the British Welterweight champion from Birmingham, puts his title on the line against his Manchester rival Denton Vassell who holds the Commonwealth belt.