Controversial British boxer Dereck Chisora (25-6, 17 KOs) is coming to Stockholm! The heavyweight star will face Drazan Janjanin (13-7, 12 KOs) on the undercard of the Swedish grudge match between Mikaela Laurén and Klara Svensson at the Hovet on September 10.
Despite a stellar career, which has seen him win British, Commonwealth and European titles and challenge Vitali Klitschko for the heavyweight crown, the 32 year-old has become well known for his controversial antics outside of the ring.
Having kissed, slapped, bitten and spat at opponents, Chisora often cuts a threatening figure. Scenes from his infamous 2012 press conference brawl with David Haye were shown around the World, leading to a blockbuster clash with the former heavyweight champion.
He was once again on the offensive earlier this year, running rampage through a Hamburg hotel after being hit with a bottle during the weigh-in for his European title fight with Team Sauerland stable mate Kubrat Pulev.
Following this altercation, Chisora missed out on the European title, losing via split decision to Pulev, but having regrouped, the British boxer and his team will attempt to launch another title assault, starting with an eight-round contest against the big punching Bosnian Janjanin.
‘’This is the fight game,’’ he says. ‘’If you lose, you have to rebuild and come back. I lost a close fight to Pulev, but I’m still in a good position. I want a rematch, but let’s see if they give it to me. Either way, there are a lot big fights out there for me, and I’m ready to fight anyone.’’
Chisora says he is looking forward to fighting in Stockholm, having never visited the city before, and plans to watch the main event unfold as Laurén and Svensson battle for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title.
‘’I’m excited to be fighting to Sweden,’’ he says. ‘’This will be my first time in Stockholm, but I’ve heard it’s a great place. That is one of the good things about working with a big promoter like Team Sauerland; you get to fight all over Europe, and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to sign with them.
‘’They’ve also got my boy Anthony ‘Can You Dig It’ Yigit on the card. I look forward to watching his fight, and the main event. I love women’s boxing, and I think it’s a great thing to have two female fighters headlining a big show.’’
Chisora’s clash with Janjanin will provide heavyweight support for the Swedish super fight between Mikaela Laurén and Klara Svensson. The Hovet will also play host to Anthony Yigit’s homecoming fight against Armando Robles, Otto Wallin’s heavyweight showdown with South African Champion Osborne Machimana, Naim Terbunja super middleweight contest with Baptiste Castegnaro and Daniel Hartvig’s welterweight clash with Krisztian Santa.
All the action will be available to watch live on Viaplay Fighting across Scandinavia. For more information please visit http://www.viaplay.se.