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Chisora fight pushed back to July 20

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora will now headline a multi-title show at Wembley Arena on July 20th after promoter Frank Warren announced today that he has rescheduled the show from June 15th. Chisora had agreed to face the unbeaten Deontay Wilder, but Wilder is unable to travel outside of the US due to felony assault charge. 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 stated, “I just want to fight again and I’m hungry for another world title opportunity. 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.”

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