Dereck Chisora on Recovery Mission with Fight Against Senad Gashi

Former world title challenger Dereck Chisora is set to return to the ring in April when he will face Senad Gashi at the O2 Arena in London. The British boxer has not featured since he was knocked out by Dillian Whyte last December.

Chisora, who is now 35 year old, has featured 38 times as a professional but still has hopes of becoming a world champion in the heavyweight division.

Del Boy has recently started working with Tony Bellew’s former trainer Dave Coldwell in the hope of finding some improvement in the latter stages of his career.

Chisora picked up his best win since turning a pro against Carlos Takam last July when he stopped the Frenchman in the eighth round to claim the WBC International heavyweight title.

Unfortunately for the former European champion, he was unable to get past his rival Whyte, who he fought hard with for 10 rounds before being caught with a left punch to the jaw.

Chisora is 1/9 in the latest boxing betting to win on his return against Gashi. His German opponent has a 17-2 record and recently lost to Takam. All 17 of his wins have come from KO or TKO, with his best victory coming against Ruben Angel Mino.

Success for the British boxer would allow him to step up in class again, where he will be hoping to try and gain revenge on Whyte in a trilogy or set his sights on the two world champions in the division Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

Joshua And Wilder Edging Closer to Unification Clash

Reports in the United States suggest Joshua and Wilder are close to agreeing a deal to fight for all four belts in the heavyweight division, creating the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.

Joshua is signed up to the streaming service DAZN in the States and Wilder has had talks with the company about a deal which would see them hold the rights to a fight.

For now, Joshua is preparing to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York, his first professional bout outside of the UK. The British boxer has won all 22 of his fights, the latest of his victories coming against Russian Alexander Povetkin last September.

Joshua has been a world champion since beating Charles Martin back in April 2016. Since then he has had wins against Joseph Parker, Dominic Breazle, Eric Molina, Takam and Wladimir Klitschko, the latter he had to get up from canvas to win in the closing stages of the contest in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley Stadium.

Wilder is also expected to defend his WBC belt in May against a yet to be decided opponent. If both men survive their latest tests, a showdown could come as early as September, where Wembley Stadium is being tipped to be the most likely location.

With Tyson Fury also targeting a clash with both men and Whyte also vying for a shot at Wilder’s WBC belt, there should be some huge clashes over the next 12 months in the division.

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