Frank Warren, the promoter for heavyweight Dereck Chisora (17-4, 11 KO’s), will have him back in the ring on September 21st at the Copperbox Arena in London, England in facing what he hopes will be a big name.
Chisora beat previously undefeated American Malik Scott (35-1-1, 12 KO’s) last night by a 6th round TKO, and Warren believes the win will give Chisora a top 10 ranking at the world level.
Warren said after the fight, “It gives him a good top 10 ranking. He’ll fight again on the 21st of September. I’ll be looking for a big name for him. As for Malik Scott, maybe down the road in a couple of fights time there could be a rematch there.”
One of the big names that Warren would like to match Chisora up against is unbeaten #6 WBA, Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s). Warren would like to see the 6’7” Deontay facing Chisora on September 21st in London, if Deontay is game to take the fight. I’m not sure that he can even if he wants to.
Deontay has a fight scheduled on August 9th against Sergey Liakhovich, and unless he knocks him out quickly, it would be difficult for the 27-year-old Deontay to get back in the ring after only a month’s time to face Chisora. That’s not to say that he wouldn’t win the fight, but he’d only have a little more than one month to prepare for Chisora.
Besides that, it’s unclear whether Deontay would be able to take the trip due to his legal problems that he recently had. It would be a great fight and I’m sure it would generate a lot of interest in the UK, but it’s probably not a good time for Deontay to be facing Chisora with the short notice.
Chisora needs a good opponent on September 21st, but not too good. Chisora won last night, but he was getting out-boxed by a fringe contender and things were looking kind of bleak until he landed the right hand that dropped Scott in the 6th. Chisora isn’t a big puncher, and he can’t count on knocking everyone in order to keep from losing.
If you put Chisora in with a decent heavyweight contender like Magomed Abdulamov or Chris Arreola, I could see him losing to either of them, likely by knockout. Chisora has to be matched carefully or else he’ll likely get beaten again, and that would be his 5th lost loss in his last 8 fights. That would have Chisora heading towards being a journeyman.