Following his side-bet with Dave Haye prior to their heavyweight title fight at West Ham United, Dereck Chisora will now present Haye's charity of choice, The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust, with a cheque for £20,000.
The donation will go towards supporting the ACLT's lifesaving work through spreading awareness and increasing the number of ethnic minorities on the UK bone marrow, blood and organ donation registries through national recruitment drives.
Haye is a patron of the ACLT which was co-founded by Beverley De-Gale and Orin Lewis after their son Daniel De-Gale was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1993.
Orin Lewis OBE said, “We are delighted to accept a cheque of £20,000 from Dereck Chisora on behalf of the pre match bet between him and opponent David Haye. We’re sincerely grateful to them both.
"The generous donation will go towards securing further bone marrow, blood and organ donation recruitment drives throughout the UK in addition to delivering awareness campaigns throughout the year, to help save lives against blood cancer and other life threatening conditions which require blood and organ donation."
BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) are today delighted to announced that British heavyweight sensation David Price has joined the undisputed home of TV boxing.
Price's promoter Frank Maloney has signed an exclusive deal with BoxNation to ensure that the current British and Commonwealth Champion's forthcoming fights, plus his exciting stable of fighters, will be broadcast LIVE on the dedicated fight channel.
The 29-year-old Price will make his debut on BoxNation on Saturday 13th October when he takes on 2000 Olympic Champion and former world title challenger Audley Harrison at the Liverpool Echo Arena.
Many knowledgable insiders within the sport claim that the fast, heavy-handed, 6ft 8in, Scouser is a future world champion.
Since winning Bronze at the Beijing Olympics, he has racked up an unbeaten 13 fight run and his punch power has been undeniable with 11 stoppages and his last seven fights have all ended by KO.
In January he demolished John McDermott inside one round to win the English title and followed that up in May with a devastating fourth round KO of Sam Sexton to claim the British and Commonwealth titles.
Price was a BoxNation studio guest at West Ham United earlier this month for the high-profile David Haye-Dereck Chisora heavyweight showdown that also revealed a natural talent beyond the ropes.
"I'm happy that the public will get the opportunity to see the next phase of my career develop on BoxNation," Said Price
"Frank has sorted out the business outside of the ring for me and I'll continue what I do best inside the ring by continuing to win fights and titles that will culminate in the ultimate prize - the world heavyweight crown."
"The next step is Saturday 13th October at the Liverpool Echo Arena against Audley Harrison and I look forward to putting on a great show for the BoxNation viewers' and fans in attendance."
Maloney, who's own career in boxing spans over 30 years, is well known for guiding one of Britain's greatest ever heavyweights Lennox Lewis, added, "I'm looking forward to joining the new home of TV boxing BoxNation to develop who I believe is the most exciting heavyweight talent since Lennox Lewis,"
"I'd like to thank BoxNation for the opportunity to keep Price on British TV screens so that the fans continue to see his fights and the rest of the boxers in my stable,"
"It will be a battle of the Olympians when he clashes with Harrison in his first fight for BoxNation and a fight he's looking to make a big statement."
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Andy Murray looking to bounce back on August 17
Cavan's Andy Murray returns to action in County Mayo next month as he bids to return to winning ways following the first defeat of his 25 fight career last time out in a European Lightweight title challenge to Gavin Rees. Murray will look to rebound against Argentina's Sergio Priotti at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Friday, August 17th on the card headlined by Henry Coyle's defence of his WBF Light Middleweight title against Marcelo Rodriquez.
Castlebar has been a happy hunting ground for the 29-year-old in the past having beaten South American opposition there on his two previous bouts in the town and he's looking to make it a hat trick next month. "I've always had good support in Castlebar so I'm looking forward to fighting there again," said Murray. "I've watched Priotti in action and he comes to fight. He's been in there with some good lads and he has plenty of experience so it should be a good fight."
Murray admits that he will be looking forward to putting last years European title defeat behind him with a good performance in Castlebar. "I was very disappointed with my performance against Gavin Rees. I don't want to take anything away from Rees as he's a great champion but I started too slowly and I was always playing catch up after that. It was a great chance to win the European title but I threw it away so that hurt."
Murray lost out on points to Rees and the Welsh dynamo has since gone on to stop the highly regarded Anthony Mezaache and Derry Matthew inside the distance in European title defences. The former WBA Light Welterweight World Champion looks to be on the verge of sealing another World title fight in the Autumn giving him an opportunity to become a two weight World Champion but Murray says he's takes little comfort from pushing Rees close over the 12 rounds.
"There was never going to be too much in it at the finish but that wasn't really any consolation," revealed Murray. "I know myself that the fight was there for the taking on the night. Obviously he's a very good champion but I didn't perform to my best on the night so you have to try and learn from it and move on.
"I'm working hard in the gym and getting back in fighting shape so I'm enjoying it. I just want to get a good performance and a good win under my belt and then I'll take it from there and see what's next."
Murray who splits his training between Cavan Boxing Club and John Breen's pro gym in Belfast revealed that it will be a busy time for his old amateur club over the next few weeks. "The club's just moved premises and there is a team going out from Cavan to the Ringside World Championships in Kansas this week. Obviously you have John Joe Nevin boxing in the Olympics as well so there's a great buzz around the club at the minute."
The Irish – Argentina double header between Coyle - Rodriquez and Murray - Priotti is part of an action packed card at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on August 17th. Cork based Cuban Alexei Collado will also be out to impress as he aims to take a step closer to a world title challenge with his impressive undefeated record currently standing at 15 wins and all but one of those wins coming via stoppage.
The undercard will have plenty to interest local fight fans as well with an intriguing all Connaught middleweight clash between Galway's Alan Donnellan and Roscommon's Darren Cruise. At the age of 39 Sligo's long time Irish amateur stalwart Stephen "Block" Reynolds is something of a late comer to the pro ranks but having enjoyed a debut win on Belfast at the weekend the heavy hitting cruiserweight is set for his second pro outing on the Castlebar card. Also in a local derby two Ballyhaunis boxers will punch for pay for the first time on the card - against each other welterweights Michael Waldron and Brandon Peake face each other on their professional debuts in an all Mayo affair.
Tickets for the August 17th event priced €40, €60 and €100 are available from the Royal Theatre Box Office on 0818 300 000, Ticketmaster.ie / 0818 719300 and the boxers on the bill.