Dereck Chisora cleared for April comeback as BBBofC return heavyweight's licence

Last Updated: 12/03/13 4:25pm

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Dereck Chisora: Beaten by David Haye in a Luxembourg-sanctioned fight

Dereck Chisora: Beaten by David Haye in a Luxembourg-sanctioned fight

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Dereck Chisora has won back his British boxing licence.

The heavyweight's return has been cleared by the British Boxing Board of Control, paving the way for a 20 April comeback at Wembley.

Chisora was stripped of his licence after he brawled with David Haye in the aftermath of defeat to Vitali Klitschko in February last year.

The Londoner met Haye in the ring at West Ham's Boleyn Ground in July, but that contest was sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.

Chisora was knocked out in the east end - a fourth defeat in five fights - but he will have the chance to reignite his career against an as-yet unnamed on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly's world title fight next month.

"I'm glad that this whole episode is finally behind me and I can carry on with my boxing career in my own country," he said.

"I would like to thank everyone who has kept faith me over the troubled months and I look forward to repaying their loyalty with my performances in the ring as opposed to my action outside of it."

Chisora's promoter and manager Frank Warren said: "I'm delighted that the British Boxing Board Control has made the right decision and reinstated Dereck's licence, and the slate is now clean.

"He is an exciting fighter who always gives 100%. We will announce who Dereck will be fighting at Wembley Arena shortly but it's great to have him back in action and we've got some big plans for him."

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