Heavyweight contender Derek Chisora is hoping for a real brawl with Polish boxer Artur Szpilka, when the two boxers collide in the coming weeks.
The contest has been set down at London’s O2 on July 20.
Chisora and Szpilka will look to steal the show on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas on July 20. The contest will be carried live in the United States on DAZN and on Sky Sports Boxing Office in the UK.
The fight is a do or die contest for both boxers. Neither man can afford a loss.
Chisora wants the contest to produce fireworks, after he fought to a lackluster decision win over Senad Gashi in April.
“It’s going to be a great night. It’s going to be the last show of the season, so let’s go out with a bang,” Chisora told Sky Sports.
“I want him to fight, that’s all. He might do that for five or six rounds, we’ll never know. We’re just going to try and go for a knockout and he’s going to try for a knockout too. He’s the first guy I boxed that tried to run away. He did run, he did get on his bike and now that’s messed his money up because he will never get to fight on one of Eddie Hearn’s shows ever again.
Chisora’s manager and former opponent, David Haye, admits here is some pressure after his boxer looked mediocre in his last win.
“The way he’s trained the way he’s sparred says to me he’s up for it because he knows Szpilka. He knows he’s been around, he’s a tough guy who is coming off some good wins,” said Haye.
“I’m expecting a tough fight, a really tough fight. This guy is a southpaw, this guy has got respected power. He’s fought with the very best, he went a few rounds with Deontay Wilder. He was winning a few rounds against Wilder until he walked on to a might right hand that would put anyone to sleep. He’s not a natural big heavyweight, he’s a similar size to Derek. He’s all action, he lets his hands go.”