Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Derek Chisora will get a chance to make a bit of a splash on February 13 when he faces BBBofC heavyweight titlist Danny Williams.
Chisora (11-0, 6 KO) was set to fight Matt Skelton on that card, and Williams was to take on Sam Sexton. But Sexton suffered a cut on his hand in training, giving Chisora a bump up the ladder. Williams (41-8, 31 KO) seemed set to retire after an upset loss to Carl Baker in the Prizefighter tournament last October, but has decided to make a final go of it.
Chisora, 26, was born in Zimbabwe and turned pro in 2007. Thus far he's cut through the opposition fairly easily, including a win in 2008 over Sexton (TKO-6). Skelton was to be a decent step up in competition, and Williams will serve as the same, though both Skelton and Williams may be on their last legs.
In addition, light heavyweight prospect-contender Nathan Cleverly's fight against Antonio Brancalion has been moved from March 12 to February 13, joining Williams-Chisora. Cleverly (18-0, 8 KO) is looking like the real deal for sure, and is hoping to get a world title shot before the end of 2010. Brancalion (32-7-2, 8 KO) should realistically be much challenge. The fight will be for the vacant European light heavyweight title.
That fight switches dates with welterweight Kell Brook's battle with Poland's Krzysztof Bienias. That fight will now headline in Liverpool on March 12. Bienias has two wins over Sven Paris and losses to Junior Witter and Oktay Urkal, and little else of which to speak. Shouldn't be much more than a gatekeeper fight for the promising Brook.