Dereck Chisora

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Dereck Chisora
Derek Chisora 2011.jpg
Dereck (right) with Alex Reid (left)
Statistics
Real nameDereck Chisora
Nickname(s)Del Boy
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)[1]
Reach74 in (188 cm)
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born(1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 30)
Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights24
Wins20
Wins by KO13
Losses4
Draws0
No contests0
 
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Dereck Chisora
Derek Chisora 2011.jpg
Dereck (right) with Alex Reid (left)
Statistics
Real nameDereck Chisora
Nickname(s)Del Boy
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)[1]
Reach74 in (188 cm)
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born(1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 30)
Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights24
Wins20
Wins by KO13
Losses4
Draws0
No contests0

Dereck Chisora (born 29 December 1983) is a British professional boxer based in London competing in the heavyweight division.

Early life

Chisora was born in the Mbare suburb of the Zimbabwean capital Harare.[2] As a teenager he attended Churchill Boys High School. Chisora and his family moved to the United Kingdom in 1999 and lived in Finchley, London.

Boxing career

Chisora turned professional on 17 February 2007, scoring a second round TKO against István Kecskés.[1] After winning three more fights (all by decision), he came up against the toughest test of his career against fellow rising British heavyweight prospect, Sam Sexton. Chisora won the fight by stopping Sexton in the final 30 seconds of the final round.[3] Chisora moved on from the win over Sexton by beating the American Shawn Mclean at the Grosvenor House hotel in Mayfair and then stopped the experienced Lee Swaby in 3 rounds at the York Hall. Chisora finished the year with a December victory over Neil Simpson at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London's Docklands leaving him with an 8–0 record at the end of his second year as a professional.

Chisora was suspended for four months for biting Paul Butlin during the fifth round of their 22 May 2009 contest at the York Hall in Bethnal Green. The incident was missed by the referee but TV replays proved conclusive and as a result Chisora missed out on his fight for a British title against Danny Williams. He was also fined £2,500.[4]

Chisora went on to defeat Zurab Noniashvili on 9 October, winning by TKO in three rounds at York Hall.[5] Then on 20 January 2010 it was announced that he would get a second chance to face Danny Williams on 13 February 2010 after Sam Sexton was forced to withdraw injured from his match with Williams. Chisora welcomed the chance, saying, "It was my own fault the fight with Williams didn't go ahead, and I've been kicking myself ever since." Williams pulled out of the bout, however, and Chisora instead fought Carl Baker in an eliminator with the winner to face Williams. Chisora defeated Baker in the second round. On 15 May 2010 Chisora fought Williams for the British heavyweight title, which he won after stopping Williams in the second round.[6]

Chisora defeated a challenge from Sam Sexton by knockout in the ninth round on 18 September 2010.

Chisora was scheduled to face the IBF, IBO, WBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko on 11 December 2010, but Klitschko pulled out of the fight three days prior with a torn abdominal muscle. The fight was later rescheduled for 30 April 2011, but this was later cancelled so Klitschko could fight David Haye on 2 July.

On 23 July 2011, he fought Tyson Fury, who won the fight by 5 rounds on 2 judges' cards, and 7 rounds on the third judge's card.

On 3 December, Chisora faced undefeated Robert Helenius in Helsinki, Finland for vacant EBU heavyweight title. Helenius won by split decision. The decision was highly debated as most pundits and onlookers thought Chisora had done enough to get the decision. The Ring considered the outcome of the match "a gift", dropping Helenius' ranking from fifth to sixth challenger. Chisora complained afterwards demanding a rematch on a neutral territory

Sources in Germany reported that he was likely to fight Ukrainian WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko on 18 February 2012 in the Olympiahalle, Munich, Bavaria.[7][8][9] Later, on 12 December 2011, it was confirmed that Klitshko would be Chisora's next opponent. Chisora slapped Klitshko at the weigh in for the heavyweight title fight and has been widely criticised. Chisora is quoted as saying after the slap "I ain't come here to play games I come here to fight."[10][11]

On 18 February, Chisora and Klitschko fought in Germany for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. Things got off to a rocky start when Chisora slapped Vitali Klitschko's face during the introductions. After a close first round, Klitschko started to land his right hand in round two and continued to land clean power shots from a distance as the bout progressed. Chisora showed a good chin, and did the majority of his work to the body. The scores were 118–110, 118–110 and 119–111, giving a unanimous decision of victory to Klitschko. During a post-fight press conference following his loss to Klitschko, Chisora was involved in a confrontation with David Haye. Haye initially responded to a statement by Klitschko's manager Bernd Boente that no more British boxers would be given the right to challenge the Klitschkos. Chisora then challenged Haye to a fight and taunted Haye over the toe injury he had suffered prior to his loss to Wladimir Klitschko, to which Haye responded that Chisora had lost his three previous fights. Chisora eventually left the stage to confront Haye, who met him with a right hook to the jaw, before both security and Chisora's entourage intervened to try and separate the two. The fight continued, and at one point Haye swung a camera tripod in Chisora's direction. The two were eventually pulled apart. During the confrontation, Chisora claimed he was glassed by Haye and was filmed saying that he would shoot Haye and telling Haye's trainer, Adam Booth, that he would face Haye in the ring or hunt him down. The next morning, Chisora was arrested by German police for his part in the brawl but was later released without charge after questioning.[12][13]

On 14 March 2012, the British Boxing Board of Control withdrew Dereck Chisora's boxing licence due to his behaviour prior to and after his contest against Vitali Klitschko.[14] The World Boxing Council has issued an indefinite suspension against Chisora fighting again for a WBC title, while demanding he take anger management medical treatment after which his suspension will be reconsidered.[15]

On 12 March 2013, the British Boxing Board of Control re-issued Dereck Chisora with a license to box.

Personal life

In November 2010, Chisora was found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend after finding text messages from another man on her phone. He narrowly escaped being sent to jail, and was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for two years. He was also ordered to pay £1,500 in compensation and £500 costs and complete 150 hours community work. The court was told that the fighter also had previous convictions for public order offences, assaulting a police officer and possession of an offensive weapon.[16]

Professional Titles

Professional boxing record

20 Wins (13 knockouts, 7 decisions), 4 Losses[17]
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRound, TimeDateLocationNotes
Win20-4United States Kevin JohnsonUD122014.02.15United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, LondonRetained WBO International and WBA International Heavyweight Titles.
Win19-4Czech Republic Ondřej PálaTKO3 (12), 0:312013.11.30United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, LondonRetained WBO International Heavyweight Title.
Won vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Win18-4Germany Edmund GerberTKO5 (12), 2:552013.09.21United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, LondonWon vacant EBU (European) Heavyweight Title.
Win17-4United States Malik ScottTKO6 (10), 2:562013.07.20United Kingdom Wembley Arena, LondonWon vacant WBO International Heavyweight Title.
Win16-4Argentina Hector Alfredo AvilaTKO9 (10), 2:492013.04.20United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London
Loss15-4United Kingdom David HayeTKO5 (10), 2:592012.07.14United Kingdom Upton Park, LondonFor vacant WBA Inter-Continental and vacant WBO International Heavyweight Titles.
Loss15-3Ukraine Vitali KlitschkoUD122012.02.18Germany Olympiahalle, MunichFor WBC Heavyweight Title.
Loss15-2Finland Robert HeleniusSD122011.12.03Finland Hartwall Areena, HelsinkiFor WBO Inter-Continental, vacant WBA Inter-Continental, and vacant EBU (European) Heavyweight Titles.
Win15-1Lithuania Remigijus ZiausysUD62011.11.11United Kingdom North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax
Loss14-1United Kingdom Tyson FuryUD122011.07.23United Kingdom Wembley Arena, LondonLost BBBofC British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles.
Win14-0United Kingdom Sam SextonTKO9 (12), 2:532010.09.18United Kingdom LG Arena, BirminghamRetained BBBofC British Heavyweight Title.
Won Commonwealth Heavyweight Title.
Win13-0United Kingdom Danny WilliamsTKO2 (12), 1:412010.05.15United Kingdom Upton Park, LondonWon BBBofC British Heavyweight Title.
Win12-0United Kingdom Carl BakerTKO2 (10), 2:132010.02.13United Kingdom Wembley Arena, LondonBBBofC British Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Win11-0Georgia (country) Zurab NoniashviliTKO3 (8), 2:202009.10.09United Kingdom York Hall, London
Win10-0United Kingdom Paul ButlinUD82009.05.22United Kingdom York Hall, London
Win9-0Russia Daniil PeretyatkoUD82009.01.30United Kingdom York Hall, London
Win8-0United Kingdom Neil SimpsonRTD2 (8), 3:002008.12.06United Kingdom ExCel Arena, London
Win7-0United Kingdom Lee SwabyTKO3 (8), 2:452008.09.26United Kingdom York Hall, London
Win6-0United States Shawn McLeanTKO6 (8), 3:002008.09.12United Kingdom Grosvenor House, London
Win5-0United Kingdom Sam SextonTKO06/06, 2:342008.06.14United Kingdom York Hall, London
Win4-0United Kingdom Paul ButlinUD42008.01.12United Kingdom York Hall, London
Win3-0United Kingdom Darren MorganUD42007.10.13United Kingdom York Hall, London
Win2-0United Kingdom Tony BoothUD42007.04.07United Kingdom Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Win1-0Hungary Istvan KecskesTKO2 (4), 1:212007.02.17United Kingdom Wembley Arena, LondonProfessional Debut.

References

  1. ^ a b Dereck Chisora – Boxer. Boxrec.com (1983-12-29). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  2. ^ Chisora being treated badly – NewsDay Zimbabwe. Newsday.co.zw (2012-03-03). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  3. ^ Brook wins British title – with undercard news (Chisora vs Sexton). British Boxing.net (2013-05-03). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  4. ^ Chisora banned for biting. teletext.co.uk
  5. ^ Sukachev, Alexey (9 October 2009). "Cleverly still unbeaten". Fight News. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Derek Chisora steps in to face Danny Williams". BBC Sport. 20 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Klitschko vs Chisora on February 18, Then Haye in June – Boxing News. Boxingscene.com (2011-12-13). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  8. ^ Vitali Klitschko to defend WBC title against Dereck Chisora – ESPN. Espn.go.com (2011-12-12). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  9. ^ "Haye's comeback clash against Klitschko on hold as Vitali agrees Chisora date". Daily Mail (London). 12 December 2011. 
  10. ^ Boxen | News | Video | Weltmeister. RTL.de. Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  11. ^ "Dereck Chisora 'sucker' slaps Vitali Klitschko in the face". The Daily Telegraph (London). 17 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Mitchell, Kevin (19 February 2012). "Police to question David Haye and Dereck Chisora after brawl". Guardian.co.uk (London: The Guardian). Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  13. ^ BBC Sport – Dereck Chisora – David Haye brawl transcript. Bbc.co.uk (2012-02-19). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  14. ^ BBC Sport – Dereck Chisora has boxing licence withdrawn by British authority. Bbc.co.uk (2012-03-14). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  15. ^ Dereck Chisora Banned by The World Boxing Council. wbcboxing.com
  16. ^ "Boxer Dereck Chisora guilty of assaulting girlfriend". BBC. 10 November 2010. 
  17. ^ Dereck Chisora – Boxer. Boxrec.com .

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Preceded by
Danny Williams
British Heavyweight Champion
15 May 2010 – 15 July 2011
Succeeded by
Tyson Fury
Preceded by
Sam Sexton
Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion
18 September 2010 – 15 July 2011