Chisora ready for crucial bout with Takam

PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 July 2018

Finchley heavyweight Dereck Chisora (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

Finchley heavyweight Dereck Chisora (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

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It’s make-or-break time for Finchley heavyweight Dereck Chisora when he steps into the ring at The O2 on Saturday night.

The 34-year-old takes on Carlos Takam of France on a Matchroom show in the capital this weekend.

Chisora was last in action in March when he beat Zakaria Azzouzi at The O2 to take his record to 28 wins from 36 fights.

Against Takam, the British heavyweight will face a foe who challenged Anthony Joshua for his world titles in Cardiff last November.

With Chisora himself having also previously challenged for world titles, it looks to be a fight too close to call.

The pair meet on a bill headlined by the heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker.

Both Whyte and Parker have only one defeat on their respective records, coincidentally coming against former Finchley amateur Joshua.

Connor Benn, son of former world champion Nigel, is also scheduled for action at The O2 on Saturday.

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