Heavyweight Dereck Chisora will now headline a
multi-title show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 20th July after promoter
Frank Warren announced today that he has rescheduled the show from
Saturday 15th June.
Chisora, plus undefeated boxers Frankie Gavin, Denton Vassell, Paul Butler and Gary O’Sullivan, feature on a huge night of boxing.
The exciting and controversial Londoner had agreed to face the
unbeaten Deontay Wilder, but the American was recently arrested for
battery for allegedly strangling a woman that has meant he is unable to
travel outside of the US. Because of Wilder’s arrest, this has caused
Warren to delay the show by five weeks and offers have been made to
heavyweights Tyson Fury, Manuel Charr and Fres Oquendo.
“I’ve had to postpone the show by five weeks because of the problems
encountered with Wilder’s arrest after we were informed that he was OK
to fight Chisora on the original date. The postponement to July 20th
will allow time to secure an opponent for Chisora. It’s a value for
money show with a cracking fight between unbeaten champions Frankie
Gavin and Denton Vassell plus the fast rising unbeaten star Paul Butler,
backed up with a top quality undercard.” said Warren.
Chisora, a former British and Commonwealth champion, is gunning for a
second world title shot after giving the WBC Champion Vitali Klitschko a
tough fight last February.
“I just want to fight again and I’m hungry for another world title
opportunity,” said Chisora.” I’m confident that I have all the tools to
beat Wilder and it’s a shame I can’t show it this time, but sooner or
later we will clash and I will knock him out. I’m concentrating on my
next fight and whoever is in front of me on July 20th is going to take a
beating.” Said Chisora.
Chief support on the card sees the highly anticipated and potentially
explosive domestic showdown between unbeaten champions Frankie Gavin
and Denton Vassell. Gavin, the British Welterweight champion from
Birmingham, puts his title on the line against his Manchester rival
Denton Vassell who holds the Commonwealth belt.
Paul Smith’s rematch against Tony Dodson for the British
Super-Middleweight title, which was originally announced to take place
on the card, will now headline a new show promoted by Warren to take
place on Friday 28th June at the Liverpool Olympia. Full details of the
card will be announced shortly.
Unbeaten Ellesmere Port’s Paul Butler, will get to show off his
incredible talent twice in a month when he features first on the
Smith-Dodson undercard in a challenge for the Vacant WBO
Intercontinental Super-Flyweight title. Providing Butler, who also
holds the British and Commonwealth titles, comes through unscathed he
will then feature on the Wembley Arena card as originally announced.
Tough and unbeaten Irishman Gary O’Sullivan has been added to the
show and he will defend his WBO International Middleweight title as he
targets a world title. O’Sullivan has fought and won twice before in
London and captured the title last year defeating Manchester hard
Matthew Hall at West Ham United’s ground.
Unbeaten London super-middleweight star Frank Buglioni continues
his meteoric rise and features in an eight-round contest on the
undercard as he targets a first title shot. The hard-hitting
24-year-old made it six KO’s out of eight fights with his third round KO
of Darren McKenna last time out at Wembley Arena.
An action-packed undercard features unbeaten light-heavyweight and 2010 Commonwealth Games Champion Calum Johnsonfrom Boston; undefeated welterweight and 2008 Olympian/2007 World Amateur Championship Bronze MedalistBradley Saunders;Southern Area Welterweight Champion Bradley Skeete; Former Southern Area Light-Middleweight Champion Steve O’Meara; Wembley Light-Welterweight Gary Corcoran; Harrow Weald Super-Featherweight Mitchell Smith; Canning Town lightweight Billy Morgan; Chingford’s unbeaten Tom Baker and Bowers Gifford John Dignum clash over four rounds at middleweight; plus Islington super-featherweight Joey Taylor.