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Chisora is next for Vitali Klitschko

Updated: Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 08:44

Dereck Chisora lost a European title challenge with Robert Helenius but has been handed a meeting with Vitali Klitschko
Dereck Chisora lost a European title challenge with Robert Helenius but has been handed a meeting with Vitali Klitschko

Dereck Chisora will face Vitali Klitschko in February after beating fellow Londoner David Haye to a clash with the WBC heavyweight champion.

Reports emerged in recent days that the Finchley fighter, who lost a controversial split decision to Robert Helenius in a European title challenge earlier this month, was being lined up to meet the 40-year-old Ukrainian.

The news was confirmed this evening by German broadcaster RTL, with Chisora taking on Klitschko in Munich on 18 February.