Chisora wants Klitschko fight

  • Last Updated: July 30 2013, 18:31 BST

Dereck Chisora's drive to secure a world-title showdown with Wladimir Klitschko has intensified following a chance meeting at an Ibiza nightclub last week.

Dereck Chisora: Set to fight again in London on September 21
Dereck Chisora: Set to fight again in London on September 21

The heavyweight rivals exchanged words at Pacha in Ibiza Town on Thursday night, although promoter Frank Warren stressed on Tuesday that reports there was a brawl are inaccurate.

"There was no brawl. There may have been a few words flying about," Warren said.

"A lot of things have happened between them in the past, but there was definitely no fighting."

Fresh from his victory over previously unbeaten American Malik Scott, Chisora is targeting a clash with Klitschko, who will meet Alexander Povetkin in a unification fight in October.

Chisora spat water into the face of Klitschko moments before succumbing to a points defeat to the giant Ukrainian's elder brother Vitali in Munich in February last year.

The 29-year-old then brawled with David Haye at the post-fight press conference, although he claims to have since addressed his behaviour with the help of anger-management classes.

Goading Wladimir, however, remains on his agenda.

"We were both there at David Guetta's party. I can't say much about it but those brothers won't have a quiet holiday if I have anything to do with it. It was good fun, I can't complain!" Chisora said.

"I've changed certain things in my life and I'm going to change more stuff. You don't change, you grow up and mature.

"The best fight for the Klitschkos is me, not that Russian boy (Povetkin). No-one knows he exists. Me against Wladimir, the whole world would be blasting for that fight.

"I want both of them, I don't care which one. If there's a Klitschko at the end I'll kick their ass. I'd go to Germany now to box them.

"They're rich guys, their company is worth $1billion and they'll keep doing what makes them richer."

The thriving British heavyweight scene has benefited from Anthony Joshua's decision to turn professional, announced last week.

Chisora, who could challenge for the European title at the Olympic Park's Copper Box on September 21, has revealed that he urged Britain's Olympic gold medallist to join Warren's rival Eddie Hearn - for the short term.

"Anthony's my little brother and I wanted to give him good advice and for now Matchroom is the best house for him. And I qualify for now, because after three years we'll take him," he said.

"Matchroom's good for him for now because they put on some sissy fights and he'll need some of those to get his game right, because when his game's right he can come and hang out with the big boys.

"We only live 300 yards away from each other. We're not good friends, but we respect each other. He's done so much in a short space of time and I hope he keeps doing well."

Topping the Copper Box bill is Billy Joe Saunders' eagerly-awaited defence of his British middleweight title against unbeaten John Ryder, while Frankie Gavin will also be involved at London's Olympic Park.

Warren revealed that Hearn rejected a £100,000 offer for Kell Brook to face Gavin and that he would happily match Gavin with Manny Pacquiao.


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