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Dereck Chisora replaces Josh Warrington on December 12 bill

Phil Jay 09/12/2015

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora makes a quick-fire return to action this weekend just seven days on from making his debut under new promoters Sauerland on Saturday night.

Chisora, 31, defeated Hungarian also-ran Peter Erdos in five rounds on the undercard of Jack Culcay’s victory over Dennis Hogan in Hamburg and will now aim for a fourth straight triumph on the Sky Sports Box Office event.

It’s long been predicted that ‘Del Boy’ could be in line to meet the winner of the main event at some point in 2016 as powerhouse Anthony Joshua battles old rival Dillian Whyte for the Commonwealth and vacant British titles at the O2 Arena. That idea will only gather further pace with the inclusion of Chisora in London by promoter Eddie Hearn after the Finchley man replaced Josh Warrington.

The undefeated Leeds fighter was forced to pull out with a virus after being due to fight 15-0 Panamanian Jorge Sanchez in defence of his WBC International featherweight championship. Warrington had to withdraw from participating with just days remaining leaving a gap for Chisora to plug.

An opponent for Chisora’s 29th pro outing will be confirmed in due course.

Kevin Mitchell, Luke Cambell, Tony Bellew and former world champion Paulie Malignaggi are just a few of the names starring on the Matchroom Boxing bill.