Former heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) has just inked a deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchoom Boxing, confirmed by the promoter to ESPN. With the deal Chisora, 33, will take on a tune-up bout on September 30th against an opponent to be determined in a scheduled 6-rounder before challenging Agit Kabayel in November for his European title.
"I'm pleased to welcome Dereck to the team and look forward to being involved in some big fights with him over the next year," Hearn said. "You know what you are going to get with 'Del Boy,' plenty of drama and a load of heart."
Chisora has been out of action since losing a split decision in a really fun fight with Dillian Whyte nearly a year ago.
"I'm looking forward to getting back in the ring after a frustrating period of injury, starting in Liverpool next Saturday," Chisora said. "Then we are going to win the European title in November, and then I'm going to punish that punk Dillian Whyte [in rematch] and move on to a shot at the world title."
Previously Chisora’s first and only chance to win a world title came back in 2012 when he challenged Vitali Klitschko for his WBC title, but ultimately lost a wide decision where he was simply outclassed. Since then Chisora has managed to both win and lose some lesser and regional heavyweight titles, and will be looking to bounce back from a his disappointing loss to Whyte last December.