Having previously held the British title as well as a number of WBO and WBA belts, the Finchley heavyweight has also mixed with the elite of the modern era of heavyweights in a career that has seen him fill outdoor stadiums as well as challenge for world honours.
“It is important to me now that I get managed correctly, and I have seen that Steve Goodwin and the team are establishing their reputation for doing that” said Chisora. “I spoke long and hard with my Promoters, the Sauerlands, as well as my coach Don Charles. Don has known Steve for a long time and they have a close relationship. It made sense that we go with someone Don trusts and is able to give me the proper management to move my career on again.”
It is a huge coup for Goodwin Boxing and comes fresh off the signing of another world title challenger in Frank Buglioni. Having such a prestigious boxer such as Chisora join the stable is testament to the success that Goodwin Boxing have been able to provide their boxers in recent years and intend to build on in the near future as Steve Goodwin says:
“Dereck joining us is fantastic news. We have always had a focus on bringing in talent at all levels and Dereck provides a new challenge. There are massive opportunities for him both domestically and internationally, he is an established brand in world boxing and one that we feel we can help provide guidance to. The talent of Chisora has never been in question and with the right management there is no doubt in my mind that he can be an integral part of the exciting heavyweight scene.”
Chisora’s name is never far from being linked to the like of Dillian Whyte or even Anthony Joshua. With the backing of promoters the Sauerland Brothers as well as the new UK management of Goodwin Boxing, Chisora is certain to be a fixture within the top tier of heavyweight boxing for years to come.