Dereck Chisora returns to action in Liverpool this month after signing for Matchroom Boxing
Last Updated: 20/09/17 4:06pm
Dereck Chisora is targeting a rematch with heavyweight rival Dillian Whyte after signing a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing.
'Del Boy' has signed with promoter Eddie Hearn and will return to action on the Paul Butler-Stuart Hall undercard in Liverpool on September 30, live on Sky Sports.
Chisora has not fought since suffering a split-decision loss to Whyte last December and hopes to boost his ranking by winning a European title in November before securing a second fight with 'The Body Snatcher.'
"I'm looking forward to getting back in the ring after a frustrating period of injury, starting in Liverpool next Saturday," said Chisora.
I'm going to punish that punk Dillian Whyte and move on to a shot at the world title.
"Then we are going to win the European title in November, and then I'm going to punish that punk Dillian Whyte and move on to a shot at the world title."
Hearn believes Chisora can force a return fight with Whyte, if he picks up two victories before the end of the year.
"I'm pleased to welcome Dereck to the team and look forward to being involved in some big fights with him over the next year," said Hearn.
"You know what you are going to get with 'Del Boy', plenty of drama and a load of heart. He will return to action in Liverpool and challenge for the European title in November.
"We will work towards a Whyte rematch for early next year. It's a fight that I think boxing needs to see again."
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