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Deontay Wilder vs Dereck Chisora set for June 15, says Warren

According to promoter Frank Warren, Dereck Chisora and Deontay Wilder will meet on June 15 at Wembley Arena.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Frank Warren says he's got a fight set for June 15 at Wembley Arena, where American heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder will return to UK soil to face Dereck Chisora in the main event.

Wilder (28-0, 28 KO) fought in Sheffield on April 27, stopping Audley Harrison in 70 seconds. Chisora (16-4, 9 KO) fought a week earlier, lazily defeating Hector Alfredo Avila by ninth round stoppage. Earlier this week, Richard Schaefer said there wouldn't be a Wilder-Chisora fight, and Golden Boy has yet to confirm this bout, so consider it talk for now.

There may also be issue with getting Wilder to the UK in a month, after he was arrested on a domestic battery charge this past weekend in Las Vegas.

If the fight does happen, it's definitely intriguing. Wilder hasn't really faced any resistance thus far in his career, and while Chisora is beatable, he's a tough battler whose pressure is something Wilder hasn't had to deal with, or at least would be if he shows up in shape and in a good mood.

Personally, I do hope we see it. It's a nice step up for Wilder and a chance for Chisora to get back into the race.

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