Chisora sets his sights on the world heavyweight title

12/04/2013 17:41

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (15-4) is looking to get his career back on track following a loss to David Haye last summer and the BBBofC restoring his license, when he faces Hector Alfredo Avila (20-12-1) next Saturday at Wembley Arena.

Zimbabwe-born Chisora  has lost four of his last five fights, but put up an impressive showing in a points defeat to reigning WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in Munich in February 2012.

"I'm back in business and I'm on the road back to the world title. I'm looking to destroy Avila first at Wembley Arena and then face one of the other so called rivals next, if it's David Price then great, I know he wouldn't be able to stand up to my power and he'd be a good step in the right direction for me.

It's exciting to be back in the ring after almost a year out. I've been working hard in the gym with my trainer Don Charles, making changes and improving, and we're both tunnel focused on achieving my goal of winning the world heavyweight title.

I'm still only 29 and I've only had 19 fights, aside from Haye, I took Tyson Fury the distance despite not being in the best shape, I was robbed against Robert Helenius for the European title in his backyard and then took Klitschko the distance straight after. The world title is my goal and I will achieve it."

The Chisora bout will feature on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly's WBO light heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi live on BoxNation.