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'Del Boy’ pencilled down for March return

THE ODD COUPLE: Chisora pictured at a press conference with a look-a-like of the Queen

HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER Dereck Chisora will return to the ring at the Wembley Arena on March 16 providing he is cleared to compete by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC).

Nicknamed ‘Del Boy’, the former British and Commonwealth champion had has licence stripped by the BBBC following his infamous post-fight press conference brawl with David Haye in March 2012 but he has since re-applied for a new licence.

The brawl took place in Munich after Chisora’s unsuccessful world title challenger against Vitali Klitschko.

The skirmish with Haye then led to a heated bout at Upton Park in July where Haye stopped Chisora in the fifth round after both fighters were granted licences by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.

The 29-year-old Chisora hopes to regain his UK licence in order to appear on the undercard of Ricky Burns’ lightweight world unification fight against Miguel Vazquez.

The north Londoner is expected to know if he is allowed to box soon. He is scheduled to compete against a yet-to-be-named opponent over 10 rounds.

"We have done a lot of work. We have done some lessons. It's all good now," said Chisora at a press conference.

"Last year is the past. Now is 2013 and we will move on in a good way. We are just going to continue the career now. I am feeling a million dollars. I want to put [the Haye] episode to bed, that's what I want to do. We will get this licence, get the fight out of the way and then we will move on to something else."

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