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Chisora to fight on April 20th, receives boxing license

Former British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Dereck Chisora has been reissued with a new British Boxing Board of Control license today.

As announced, Chisora will make his return to the ring on Saturday 20th April at Wembley Arena in a ten-round international contest, that also features World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight Champion Liam Walsh, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

The Londoner’s license was withdraw in April 2011 following his well documented behaviour surrounding his world heavyweight title challenge against Vitali Klitschko.

Chisora said, “I’m glad that this whole episode is finally behind me and I can carry on with my boxing career in my own country and with a British Boxing Board of Control license. I would like to thank everyone who has kept faith me over the troubled months and I look forward to repaying their loyalty with my performances in the ring as opposed to my action outside of it. I’d like to particularly thank the Luxembourg Boxing Federation for their support.”

Chisora’s promoter and manager Frank Warren who stood side-by-side with his fighter throughout his exile, said, “I’m delighted that the British Boxing Board Control has made the right decision and re-instated Dereck’s license and the slate is now clean. He is an exciting fighter who always gives 100 percent. We will announce who Dereck will be fighting at Wembley Arena shortly but it’s great to have him back in action and we’ve got some big plans for him.”


The Irish Elite team will meet their French counterparts in two internationals in Cork and Belfast in May.

The Irish London 2012 side of Katie Taylor, John Joe Nevin, Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan, Darren O’Neill and Adam Nolan will be in action in both internationals.

Current European Senior and U/23 champions Joe Ward and Jason Quigley and Willie McLaughlin will also be between the ropes versus Les Bleus.

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