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Dereck Chisora simply must win

Dereck Chisora’s future depends on victory over Szpilka, writes Daniel Herbert
Dereck Chisora
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AT 35 and after numerous tough battles against top heavyweights, Dereck Chisora bids to stay relevant when he boxes Artur Szpilka over 12 rounds on the Whyte-Rivas card.

The Zimbabwe-born North Londoner has a 30-9 record with 21 early wins and three of his losses coming inside the limit. In a 12-year pro career he’s met just about everybody except Anthony Joshua, but he has tended to fall short in the really crucial contests.

Vitali Klitschko outscored him in a 2012 WBC title fight, while he’s also lost to Tyson Fury (pts 12 & rtd 10), Kubrat Pulev (pts 12), Robert Helenius (pts 12 in a robbery), David Haye (rsf 5), Agit Kabayel (pts 12) and Dillian Whyte (pts 12 & KO 11).

 

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