EXCITED: Chisora alongside his promoter Frank Warren
AFTER BEING granted with a new boxing license, heavyweight Dereck Chisora will make his return to the squared circle over 10 rounds at the Wembley Arena on April 20.
The former British and Commonwealth champion will take on the relatively unknown Argentine Hector Alfredo Avila.
Chisora, 29, was infamously stripped of his license following his actions before and after his world title challenge against WBC titleholder Vitali Klitschko on February 18, 2012.
Nicknamed ‘Del Boy’, the Zimbabwe-born north Londoner slapped Klitschko during their weigh-in in Munich, Germany, spat water at Klitschko’s brother Wladimir just before the bout and was involved in a brawl with fellow UK fighter David Haye at the post fight press conference.
Chisora was then defeated by Haye in a grudge match after being stopped in the fifth round of their bout last July.
Speaking about his comeback, he told BBC Sport: "The world title is my goal and I will achieve it. It's exciting to be back in the ring after almost a year out.
"I'm looking to destroy Avila first and then face one of the other so-called rivals next. If it's David Price then great - I know he wouldn't be able to stand up to my power."