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Chisora Returns Next Month; Could Face Joyce on Bellew-Haye II

By Elliot Foster

Dereck Chisora will fight in a 10-round contest next month before potentially taking on Joe Joyce.

The former British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion is set to return at the O2 Arena in London, live on Sky Sports.

Chisora, who last time out lost a majority decision in another challenge of the European belt against champion Agit Kabayel in Monte Carlo, expects to be formally added to the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s WBC Silver heavyweight title defence against Lucas Browne, on March 24, in the coming weeks.

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And a win for ‘Del Boy’ could lead to him fighting Joyce, a silver medallist at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, on May 5 at the same venue, as part of the supporting cast to Tony Bellew’s heavyweight grudge rematch against David Haye.

This comes after both Joyce and Chisora were filmed backstage on Saturday at the O2 Arena by iFL TV, alongside Haye, and there was a handshake between the pair.

Chisora said: “He [David Haye] calls my manager Steve Goodwin and says 60 large [£60,000, for me to fight Joe Joyce].”

Haye responded by calling it “easy money” with Joyce a one-fight novice in the paid code since making his professional debut last October.

Joyce, for what it’s worth, is back in action at York Hall on February 16, exclusively live on Dave, when he takes on Rudolf Jozic.

“The fight interests me,” says Joyce shortly afterwards. “Yes, why not?”

Haye then asks Chisora would he fight Joyce on his next undercard, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office, to which he replies: “Let’s make it interesting. If the money’s right, I’ll do it.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KillaCamNZ on 02-07-2018

Respect to Joyce here - stepping up early. Chisora is well past prime, but he's levels above what most guys fight early on. It took Wilder about 30 fights to fight someone with a pulse - just saying.

Comment by Chrismart on 02-07-2018

[B]@ JoeJoyce_1 [/B] Let’s see if he takes this fight! May 5th! Come on Del Boy let’s give the fans what they want! [B]@ dellboychisora[/B]

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 02-06-2018

[QUOTE=joe strong;18464871]I was talking about the statement you made about the pros can't fight in the olympics. Yes in 2016 they were allowed & I wasn't talking HWs. I was just clarifying that they can fight in the olympics now.…

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 02-05-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18464887]They have 2 classes one for under 10 fights and for under 20. Joyce had less than 10 and nowhere near 10 tournaments . If you really think hes not a novice in 2013 anyway , you are a retard…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 02-05-2018

[QUOTE=RJJ-94-02=GOAT;18464865]So the winner of the ABA’s is a novice😂😂😂😂 And Pro’s can’t compete in the Olympic’s when two did in 2016😭😭😭😭😭 Nah you were WRONG TWICE😭😭😭😭😭 Enjoy those 2 L’s ass wipe! LL!!!!!!!🤣🤣🤣[/QUOTE] They have 2 classes one for under…

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