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Dereck Chisora Wants To Help Revive The Sport

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora has said it is up to people like him to revive a sport that he says is 'dead'.

The controversial fighter was talking a week after finally regaining his British boxing licence.

The 29-year-old Zimbabwe-born fighter lost his licence after his world title opportunity against WBC title-holder Vitali Klitschko in Munich just over a year ago turned into a weekend of chaos and shame.

Chisora slapped his opponent during the weigh-in, spat water in the face of Vitali's brother and cornerman Wladimir before the bout and brawled with compatriot David Haye at the post-fight press conference.

The series of incidents led to him having his BBBoC licence being withdrawn on March 14 of last year, and 'Del Boy' has not competed since a fifth-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Haye at Upton Park in a main event licensed by Luxembourg's boxing federation.

"Boxing is dead and you need people like me to bring it back up," Chisora told BBC Five Live.

"Someone has to take the bad role and as long as people are tuning in and watching the sport that I love, I don't mind."

Chisora will make his return to the ring on Saturday 20th April at Wembley Arena in a 10-round international contest. The card also features WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and Commonwealth super-featherweight champion Liam Walsh.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by No1 on 03-23-2013

[QUOTE=charlieg;13175228]Only 2 of those incidents were deplorable. Slapping VK and the violence against women. Seriously though, nobody is on WK's back for his position in the spitting incident. What the **** is he doing staring down his brother's opponent just…

Comment by APBrooklyn on 03-23-2013

Entertaining- yeah--he's like the Bizz markee of boxing.....however everyone seems to 'beat the Bizz'

Comment by ddangerous on 03-23-2013

I'll take a limited guy interested in being the best fighter he can (ala Carlos Molina), than one that just tries to grab headlines to stay relevant any day. That said, I still like Chisora. When he shows up in…

Comment by hrt3333 on 03-23-2013

then he should get in better shape and he could probably be really exciting to watch

Comment by White_Knight on 03-23-2013

He's not bad. I have him pegged as the UK's 4th best heavyweight, but he is an ass[COLOR="Black"]h[/COLOR]ole.

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