Dereck Chisora interested in facing British rival David Price
Last Updated: March 14, 2013 5:17pm
Dereck Chisora: Has regained his British licence
Dereck Chisora is interested in facing heavyweight rival David Price as the Liverpudlian attempts to rebuild his career.
Chisora has been given the green light to fight again in this country after regaining his British licence this week.
The 29-year-old Londoner lost his licence after his infamous brawl with David Haye last year, but he is hoping to get back on track after a string of defeats and has set his sights on Price.
The British and Commonwealth champion must also pick up the pieces after last month's shock knockout defeat to Tony Thompson and Chisora could be in the opposite corner when he returns to the ring.
Chisora will firstly battle an unnamed opponent on April 20 at Wembley Arena, but when asked about a fight with Price, he said: "For the right money, yes.
"When I was turning pro Chris Eubank said stay away from southpaws so I guess David Price picked the wrong fight there.
"It's a heavyweight game, if you get hit you go on the floor and it depends how you come back up. I think David Price will come back a better man and a stronger fighter."
Promoter Frank Warren believes the winner of a fight between the British pair could be on the brink of a world title shot.
"It is a big fight for both of them," said Warren. "David Price got knocked over and sensationally beat so it is a bit of redemption for both.
"Whoever comes out of it as the winner is going to move very quickly towards fighting for a world title whilst the loser will be set back."
Chisora needed a licence from the Luxembourg Boxing Federation for his July defeat by Haye, but insists he had an amicable meeting with the British Boxing Board of Control and wants to put that controversial period behind him.
"It was all tea and biscuits with the board - I told them I was taking my medication," Chisora joked.
"It is a big relief, it was mental, but now I'm a happy man. I have been training and it has been going all right, I've gone back to basics."