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Derek Chisora to feature on the undercard for Anthony Joshua's all-British clash with Dillian Whyte in August as his fight with Gerald Washington is confirmed

Derek Chisora to feature on the undercard for Anthony Joshua’s all-British clash with Dillian Whyte in August as his fight with Gerald Washington is confirmed

  • Derek Chisora has not fought since December 2022 when he lost to Tyson Fury 
  • Gerald Washington has won just two of his last seven outings in a six-year period
  • Del Boy out-shone Anthony Joshua at the Brit’s pre-match press conference 

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Derek Chisora will return to the ring on August 12 on the card of Anthony Joshua’s highly billed clash with Dillian Whyte. 

War Chisora is yet to fight in 2023, his latest outing ending in defeat back in December 2022 when he took on Tyson Fury at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

But the 39-year-old will be looking to put right a record that has been on the downward trajectory as he approaches the twilight of his career. 

In Chisora’s last five fights, he has won just once, beating Kubrat Pulev having lost twice in succession to Joseph Parker following defeat to Oleksandr Usyk

But Matchroom confirmed a return to the canvas later in August, announcing that the British boxing legend would be facing Washington on the same night as compatriots Joshua and Whyte. 

Derek Chisora will face Gerald Washington on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's August fight

Derek Chisora will face Gerald Washington on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s August fight

Chisora (right) grabbed the attention at Anthony Joshua's (left) first press conference ahead of his bout with Dillian Whyte

Chisora (right) grabbed the attention at Anthony Joshua's (left) first press conference ahead of his bout with Dillian Whyte

Chisora (right) grabbed the attention at Anthony Joshua’s (left) first press conference ahead of his bout with Dillian Whyte

Washington (right) has won just twice in his last seven outings over a six-year period

Washington (right) has won just twice in his last seven outings over a six-year period

Washington (right) has won just twice in his last seven outings over a six-year period

Del Boy had already announced that he would be fighting on the undercard of the battle of the Brits.

However, the veteran remained tight-lipped when quizzed on who his opponent would be when appearing at Joshua’s press conference ahead of a second meeting with Whyte. 

Chisora played his part in creating the atmosphere sat in the crowd, before telling Boxing Social: ‘I’m actually boxing the undercard of this fight. Don’t worry about it. You’ll hear soon (about my opponent).’ 

Defeat to Fury last time out was rumoured to be his final outing, but the confirmation of a clash with Washington has put paid to such talk. 

Washington is hardly the most prolific fighter in the heavyweight division himself, having fought just once since 2020, in a technical knockout loss to Ali Eren Demirezen.

While Chisora has suffered four defeats in his last five, Washington has found consistency similarly hard to come by in recent ventures. 

A win over Robert Helenius and another against John Wesley Nofire make up his two victories in seven bouts in a miserable run lasting six years.

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