Chisora gets rematch with Whyte

Finchley heavyweight Dereck Chisora (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

Finchley heavyweight Dereck Chisora (pic: Nick Potts/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

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Finchley heavyweight Dereck Chisora faces a rematch against fierce rival Dillian Whyte at The O2 Arena on December 22.

The pair memorably first met in Manchester two years ago, with Chisora beaten by a controversial split decision after 12 brutal rounds.

Since then, however, the 34-year-old has lost just once in four subsequent bouts and has steadily rebuilt his career.

Chisora’s most recent victory came in July when he stunningly stopped Carlos Takam in the eighth round of their contest, with ‘WAR’ behind on the judges’ cards at the time.

That incredible success has vaulted Chisora back towards the top of the heavyweight scene, and another superb victory in December would almost certainly boost his calls for a shot at a world title.

The 34-year-old, however, will come up against a testing foe in Whyte, whose last two wins have seen him beat former world champions Lucas Browne and Joseph Parker.