Chisora ready for 'Rolls Royce'

  • Last Updated: May 30 2013, 16:31 BST

Dereck Chisora insists unbeaten American Malik Scott will prove a more dangerous opponent than Deontay Wilder, comparing them as a "Rolls Royce and Reliant Robin".

Dereck Chisora: Set to fight Malik Scott
Dereck Chisora: Set to fight Malik Scott

The heavyweight rivals meet at Wembley Arena on July 20 after Wilder, who overwhelmed Audley Harrison in one minute 10 seconds last month, withdrew from the original date on June 15 following his arrest for domestic violence.

Another American with an unblemished record has been found as a replacement and Chisora views Scott, whose record reads 36 wins and one draw, as a more formidable adversary.

"I wasn't that disappointed when Wilder pulled out. The show must go on. This guy Scott is a very good fighter - very good around the ring," he said.

"(Trainer) Don Charles and I have seen some footage of him fighting and he's good. This will be a tougher fighter than Wilder. But I'm going to beat him up.

"This guy switches a lot and uses the ring more than any other fighter than I've ever fought. Scott's a Rolls Royce while Wilder is a Reliant Robin."

Chisora laboured to an unimpressive ninth-round stoppage of Argentina's Hector Alfredo Avila last month, but the victory ended a run of three successive defeats to Robert Helenius, Vitali Klitschko and David Haye.

Promoter Frank Warren hopes the 29-year-old from Finchley will impress as he seeks to manoeuvre him into a second world title attempt within the next eight to 10 months.

"We were let down badly by Deontay Wilder - we had the fight confirmed but he was arrested for domestic violence and therefore had his passport taken off him so can't travel," Warren said.

"We had this show put back to July 20 so that we could find a credible opponent for Dereck. It would have been easy to find a marking time fight but Scott is tough.

"Dereck can't afford to lose this fight. He has to win and look good doing it. If he does so I'll make sure he gets a crack at the world title."


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