Biofile with Dereck Chisora


Status: Heavyweight contender will challenge WBC Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in February. He is the former British Heavyweight champion and has a pro record of 15-2 (10 KO’s).

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 230

DOB: December 29, 1983 In: Zimbabwe

Hobbies/leisure activities: “Cars.”

Early boxing memory: “My first amateur fight.”

Boxing heroes: “Floyd Mayweather Jr, Tyson, Ali, and Riddick Bowe.”

First job: “Mechanic.”

Current car: “A Smart.”

Last book read: “Romeo and Juliet.”

Favorite movies: “Rambo.”

Favorite ice cream flavor: “Vanilla.”

Childhood dreams: “To enjoy life – and it came true.”

Pre-fight feeling/mindset: “To get everybody upset.”

Pre-fight meal: “Pasta.”

Greatest sports moment: “Every moment spent with my mother and my girlfriend.”

Most painful moment: “Been banned for boxing for six months.”

Which fight(s) were you at your best: “All 17 fights.”

Funny boxing memory: “When I bit Paul Butlin’s ear.”

Embarrassing boxing memory: “Kissin’ Carl Baker at the weigh-in.”

Strangest fight or opponent: “An American guy I fought in 2005. I don’t remember the name.”

Who was the first famous boxer you ever met: “None.”

Favorite sport outside boxing: “Football, tennis, and cricket. Both to watch and practice.”

Favorite boxers to watch today: “Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.”

Funniest boxers you have encountered: “Frankie Gavin.”

People/personality qualities most admired: “Kindness and respect.”

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