Dereck Chisora has officially signed with Matchroom Boxing.
The promotion announced the signing on their Instagram page.
According to the post, Chisora will fight in Liverpool on September 30th and then challenge for the European heavyweight title.
‘Del Boy’ last fought against Dillian Whyte in December 2016 and lost via split decision. The signing gives him an opportunity to avenge his loss against Whyte.
“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.
“You know what you are going to get with ‘Del Boy’, plenty of drama and a load of heart. He will return to action in Liverpool and challenge for the European title in November,” said promoter Eddie Hearn to Sky Sports.
Hearn also discussed the rematch between Chisora and Whyte.
“We will work towards a Whyte rematch for early next year. It’s a fight that I think boxing needs to see again,” said Hearn.
Chisora also spoke to Sky Sports and commented the signing and fighting Whyte again.
“I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring after a frustrating period of injury, starting in Liverpool next Saturday.
“Then we are going to win the European title in November, and then I’m going to punish that punk Dillian Whyte and move on to a shot at the world title,” he said.