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Dereck Chisora
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Chisora (right) with Alex Reid
Statistics
Nickname(s)Del Boy
War
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 1 12 in (187 cm)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
NationalityBritish
Born (1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 34)
Mbare, Harare, Zimbabwe
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights37
Wins29
Wins by KO21
Losses8
Websitedelboychisora.com

Dereck Chisora (born 29 December 1983) is a British professional boxer.[1] He is currently the WBA International champion, having held the title since 2018. Previously he held the WBA International, WBO International, European, British, and Commonwealth heavyweight titles between 2010 and 2014, and has challenged once for the WBC heavyweight title in 2012. As of November 2018, Chisora is ranked as the world's seventh best active heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.[2] and eleventh by Boxrec.[3]

Early life

Chisora was born in Mbare, a suburb of the Zimbabwean capital Harare.[4] As a teenager he attended Churchill School. Chisora and his family moved to the United Kingdom in 1999 and lived in Finchley, London.[citation needed]

Professional career

Early career

Chisora turned professional on 17 February 2007, scoring a second round TKO against István Kecskés.[1] After winning three more fights (all by decision), he came up against the toughest test of his career against fellow rising British heavyweight prospect, Sam Sexton. Chisora won the fight by stopping Sexton in the final 30 seconds of the final round.[5] He moved on from the win over Sexton by beating Shawn Mclean, an American, at the Grosvenor House hotel in Mayfair, and then stopped the experienced Lee Swaby in 3 rounds at the York Hall. Chisora finished the year with a December victory over Neil Simpson at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London's Docklands leaving him with an 8–0 record at the end of his second year as a professional.[6]

Chisora was suspended for four months for biting Paul Butlin during the fifth round of their 22 May 2009 contest at the York Hall in Bethnal Green. The incident was missed by the referee but TV replays proved conclusive and as a result Chisora missed out on his fight for a British title against Danny Williams. He was fined £2,500.[7]

Chisora went on to defeat Zurab Noniashvili on 9 October, winning by TKO in three rounds at York Hall.[8] On 20 January 2010, it was announced that he would get a second chance to face Danny Williams on 13 February 2010 after Sam Sexton was forced to withdraw injured from his match with Williams. Chisora welcomed the chance, saying, "It was my own fault the fight with Williams didn't go ahead, and I've been kicking myself ever since." Williams pulled out of the bout, however, and Chisora instead fought Carl Baker in an eliminator with the winner to face Williams. Chisora defeated Baker in the second round.

Chisora vs. Williams, Sexton II

On 15 May 2010, Chisora fought Danny Williams for the British heavyweight title which he won after stopping Williams in the second round.[9] Chisora defeated a challenge from Sam Sexton by knockout in the ninth round on 18 September 2010, adding the Commonwealth heavyweight title to his British title.

2011–2012

Chisora was scheduled to face the IBF, IBO, WBO, Lineal and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko on 11 December 2010, but Klitschko pulled out of the fight three days prior with a torn abdominal muscle.[10] The fight was later rescheduled for 30 April 2011, but this was later cancelled so Klitschko could fight David Haye on 2 July.[11][12]

Chisora vs. Fury, Helenius

On 23 July 2011, Chisora defended his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against the upcoming Tyson Fury, who like Chisora had a record of 14–0 entering the fight. The fight was also televised live in the United States on PPV. Outlet Integrated Sports picked up the fight charging $24.95 for a live airing at 3 p.m. EDT.[13] Fury won by unanimous decision with scores of 117–112, 117–112, and 118–111.[14][15] Promoter Mick Hennessy revealed the fight peaked at around 3 million viewers on Channel 5.[16]

On 3 December, Chisora faced undefeated Robert Helenius in Helsinki, Finland for the vacant EBU heavyweight title. Helenius won by split decision after two judges scored the fight 115–113 to Helenius and the third scored it 115–113 to Chisora. The decision was highly debated as most pundits and onlookers thought Chisora had done enough to get the decision. The Ring considered the outcome of the match "a gift", dropping Helenius' ranking from fifth to sixth challenger. Chisora complained afterwards demanding a rematch on a neutral territory.[17][18] Chisora defeated Remigijus Ziausys on 11 November in a 6 round points decision at the North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax, England. Referee John Latham scored the fight 60-54 in favour of Chisora.[19]

Chisora vs. Klitschko

Sources in Germany reported that Chisora was likely to fight Ukrainian WBC heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko on 18 February 2012 at Munich's Olympiahalle.[20][21][22] Later, on 12 December 2011, it was confirmed that Klitschko would be Chisora's next opponent. Chisora slapped Klitschko at the weigh in for the heavyweight title fight and was widely criticised. Chisora is quoted as saying after the slap "I ain't come here to play games I come here to fight."[23][24]

On 18 February, Chisora and Klitschko fought in Germany for the WBC heavyweight championship. After a close first round, Klitschko started to land his right hand in round two and continued to land clean power shots from a distance as the bout progressed. Chisora showed a good chin, and did the majority of his work to the body. The scores were 118–110, 118–110, and 119–111, giving a unanimous decision of victory to Klitschko.[25] During a post-fight press conference following his loss to Klitschko, Chisora was involved in a confrontation with David Haye.[26] Haye initially responded to a statement by Klitschko's manager Bernd Boente that no more British boxers would be given the right to challenge the Klitschkos. Chisora challenged Haye to a fight and taunted Haye over the toe injury he had suffered prior to his loss to Wladimir Klitschko, to which Haye responded that Chisora had lost his three previous fights. Chisora eventually left the stage to confront Haye, who met him with a right hook to the jaw, before both security and Chisora's entourage intervened to try and separate the two. The fight continued, and at one point Haye swung a camera tripod in Chisora's direction. The two were eventually pulled apart. During the confrontation, Chisora claimed he was glassed by Haye and was filmed saying he would shoot Haye and telling Haye's trainer, Adam Booth, that he would face Haye in the ring or hunt him down. The next morning, Chisora was arrested by German police but was later released without charge after questioning.[27]

Chisora vs. Haye

On 14 March 2012, the British Boxing Board of Control withdrew Chisora's boxing licence due to his behaviour prior to and after his bout with Klitschko.[28] The World Boxing Council has issued an indefinite suspension against Chisora fighting again for a WBC title, while demanding he take anger management medical treatment after which his suspension will be reconsidered.[29] A year later, on 12 March 2013, the British Boxing Board of Control re-issued Chisora his license to box. However, despite not having a British license at the time Chisora was still able to fight under license from another country, and therefore was able to face David Haye at Upton Park on 14 July 2012, in a fight billed as 'Licensed to Thrill'. Haye outscored Chisora in the first two rounds but Chisora came back at him in the third and was able to hit him with several shots including a left hook that rattled Haye at the end of the round. Haye regained the edge towards the end of the fourth and in the fifth he knocked Chisora down with a left and right hook. Chisora got to his feet only for Haye to connect again with a series of punches that put Chisora down for second time. He managed to just beat the count, but the referee deemed him unable to continue which meant Haye won the fight by TKO.[30]

Since the match with Haye, Chisora apparently has been working to change his out of ring image, no longer disrespecting opponents before fights and in press conferences. Chisora said, "If you look at fights from the golden era there wasn’t the same level of disrespect that you get now. There was no swearing on live television and things like that. Actually there were champions who used to shake hands and hang out but, when it came to fight time, you got a fight." Regarding the fight buildup, he also said, "We've decided to promote this fight a different way. We want the public to tune in to see us perform in the ring and not because we've been arguing. That's the route we're taking now, we want to give boxing a better image."[31]

2013–2014

In March 2013, Chisora was issued a new British Boxing Board of Control license. Chisora said, "I'm glad that this whole episode is finally behind me and I can carry on with my boxing career in my own country and with a British Boxing Board of Control licence."[32]

Chisora made his ring return on 20 April 2013 at the Wembley Arena in London. He fought journeyman Hector Alfredo Avila from Argentina. Chisora told ESPN that he would dedicate his victory to late former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who he found was an MP for Finchley.[33] Avila frustrated Chisora in a rather fight, but was eventually stopped in the 9th round. When asked who he would like to fight next, Chisora mentioned British rival David Price.[34]

Chisora vs. Scott

It was confirmed that Chisora would return two months later on 20 July at the Wembley Arena against undefeated American boxer Malik Scott (35–0–1, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBO International heavyweight title.[35] Chisora won the bout via controversial knockout in round 6, following an over hand right. Scott was warned by the referee throughout the contest for repeated fouling and clinching, but was not penalized. Scott boxed well with his jab, while Chisora scored well with body punches. With 15 seconds left in the sixth round, Scott went down along the ropes from a right hand to the back of the ear, and took a knee, smiling. Scott got up at the count of nine, but then referee Edwards shouted "Out", ending the contest. Scott did not protest the seemingly premature stoppage but his corner did. Going into round 6, Scott was ahead 48–47 on all three judges' scorecards.[36][37] Scott's promoter, Dan Goossen stated he would lodge a protest. The BBBofC said they would not review the fight.[38]

Chisora vs. Gerber, Pala

Chisora next fought on 21 September for the vacant European heavyweight title against 25-year-old German boxer Edmund Gerber (23–1) at the Copper Box Arena. The fight was announced 20 days prior to the fight taking place.[39][40] Chisora controlled the fight from the opening bell, eventually drawing blood from Gerber after three rounds. The fight came to end in round 5 when Chisore threw combinations which went unanswered. The referee stepped in waiving the fight off. Chisora entered the ring in tears following the recent death of his mentor, Dean Powell. At the time of stoppage, Chisora was ahead 40–36 on all three judges' scorecards.[41][42]

On 11 October, the BBBoC ordered purse bids for a fight between Chisora and David Price for Price's British heavyweight title, with the fight to potentially take place by February 2014. The purse bid was due on 13 November.[43] Chisora's promoter Frank Warren won the purse bid, but a fight was not made.[44]

On 30 November, Chisora defended his WBO international title against late replacement Ondřej Pála (32–3, 22 KOs). The fight was also for the vacant WBA international title. Chisora was originally scheduled to fight Arnold Gjergjaj, who broke his ribs in sparring. He was then replaced with Italian Matteo Mudugno, who pulled out injured. Pála being the third choice.[45] In round 3, Chisora trapped Pála in a corner and clubbed him to the head and body with a brutal series of power shots which forced a badly battered and beaten Pala to turn his back helplessly to the oncoming onslaught, forcing the referee to stop the contest. Pála did land some heavy left hook shots in the first two rounds, but Chisora survived to later finish him. Chisora fought four times in 2013, winning all inside the distance.[46][47][48]

Chisora vs. Johnson, Fury II

On 27 January 2014, it was announced that Chisora would fight American boxer Kevin Johnson (29-4-1, 14 KOs) at the Copper Box in London on 15 February 2014.[49] Chisora won by unanimous decision after twelve rounds. The official judges scorecards read 118–109, 118–109, and 118–110 in favour of Chisora.[50] This set up a second fight against fellow Brit Tyson Fury in London, although after the fight, Chisora also called out former WBA 'regular' titleholder Alexander Povetkin.[51][52]

Chisora and rival heavyweight contender Tyson Fury were due to meet on 26 July 2014 in a rematch.[53] On 21 July, Chisora was forced to pull out after sustaining a fractured hand in training. Belarusian Alexander Ustinov was lined up as Chisora's replacement in the bout scheduled to take place at the Manchester Arena,[54] Fury pulled out of the fight after his uncle and former trainer Hughie Fury was taken seriously ill.[55] However, Fury and Chisora rescheduled the rematch for 29 November 2014 at ExCeL London. The bout was also a WBO title eliminator and shown live on BoxNation.[56][57] The bout was dubbed 'The Fight for the Right' as it was a final eliminator for the WBO heavyweight title and a shot at champion Wladimir Klitschko. Chisora struggled with the ever improving Fury's height, reach and movement, with Fury winning the rounds comfortably until trainer Don Charles had seen enough and pulled Chisora out at the end of the tenth round. Fury used his jab to trouble Chisora and kept on the outside creating a distance with his longer reach. Chisora failed to land any telling punches, and due to Fury's awkward fighting style, end up hitting him below the belt. Chisora was warned by referee Marcus McDonnell in the first round.[58][59][60]

2015–2016

Chisora vs. Pulev

After a period of eight months without a fight since his defeat to Fury, Chisora won five fights in five months against some lowly ranked European opponents which helped set up a fight for the recently vacated European heavyweight title against highly ranked Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg on 7 May 2016. The bout was also an eliminator for the IBF heavyweight title.[61] Despite what had seemed a fairly comfortable points win for Pulev the fight ended in a split decision, with two judges scoring it 118–110 and 116–112 in Pulev's favour while the third scored it 115–113 for Chisora. The defeat left Chisora's chances of a world title shot against IBF champion Anthony Joshua in doubt.[62]

Chisora made a comeback in Sweden on 10 September 2016 against Bosnian boxer Drazan Janjanin and scored a 2nd round knockout victory following a body shot. Although Janjanin beat the count, the referee waved the fight off.[63]

Chisora vs. Whyte

Terms were finally agreed for a fight between Chisora and British heavyweight champion and London bitter rival Dillian Whyte to fight in a WBC title eliminator for Whyte's British heavyweight title. The fight took place in Manchester on the undercard of the fight Anthony Joshua vs. Éric Molina for the IBF heavyweight title.[64] Chisora and Whyte were feuding over the year through social media. The hype continued through to the press conference on 7 December when, following Whyte's comment that he'd attack Chisora anytime he would see him after the fight, Chisora picked up the table he was sitting at and threw it towards Whyte, just missing everyone in the way which included the promoters and trainers.[65][66] As a result, the BBBofC withdrew its sanction of the fight so that the British title was not at stake.[67] Instead, Whyte's WBC International title was at stake. Chisora lost the fight on a controversial split decision with two judges scoring the fight 115–113 and 115–114 for Whyte and one scoring 115–114 in favour of Chisora. Whyte was hurt a number of times in the fight by Chisora in the 8th, 10th and 12th rounds. On two occasions in the 12th, Whyte was knocked off balance by Chisora after being hit with huge shots to the head. Post fight, Whyte stated he would not give Chisora a rematch but changed his mind later saying he would be open to a rematch.[68][69] In March 2017, in an interview, Chisora claimed he offered Whyte £1.1 million for a rematch, which Whyte declined.[70]

2017–2018

Cancelled Helenius rematch

On 24 March 2017, it was announced that Chisora would get his much awaited rematch against Finnish boxer Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The same arena they fought at when Helenius won a controversial split decision in December 2011. The bout would be contested for the vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title on 27 May 2017.[71][72] In December 2015, the EBU ordered for Chisora and Helenius to meet, where the winner would fight Anthony Joshua. A purse bid deadline was set for 21 January 2016, but no progress was made.[73] The fight was postponed on 16 May to take place after Summer 2017. There was no specific reason given by promoter Nisse Sauerland as to why the fight had been postoned.[74]

Chisora vs. Kabayel

On pursuing a rematch with Dillian Whyte, on 31 August 2017, Chisora announced that he had split with promoter Team Sauerland, but re-signed with manager Steve Goodwin.[75] On 20 September Eddie Hearn announced that Chisora had signed with Matchroom Sport, making his debut on the Paul Butler-Stuart Hall undercard on 30 September at the Echo Arena in Liverpool live on Sky Sports. Hearn believed if Chisora could win two fights by the end of the year, possibly winning the European title in the process, he would have a good case to fight Whyte again. Hearn said, "You know what you are going to get with 'Del Boy', plenty of drama and a load of heart. He will return to action in Liverpool and challenge for the European title in November. We will work towards a Whyte rematch for early next year. It's a fight that I think boxing needs to see again."[76] Chisora fought Croatian boxer Robert Filipovic (4-2, 3 KOs) at the Echo Arena on 30 September. Filipovic was a late replacement for Jay McFarlane (3-3, 2 KOs). The fight was scheduled for 6 and ended in round 5 when the referee had seen enough, giving Chisora the win via TKO. Filipovic had two points deducted for holding on occasions, which was done to prolong the fight. Chisora explained that he had the power to put his opponent away, but wanted to enjoy the fight.[77][78]

On 25 September, Hearn revealed Chisora would challenge European heavyweight champion Agit Kabayel (16-0, 12 KOs) at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medcin in Monte Carlo, Monaco on 4 November 2017.[79] In a lethargic performance, Chisora suffered a frustrating 12 round majority decision defeat. One judge scored the fight a 114–114 draw, whilst the remaining two judges' scored the fight 115–113 and 115–114 for Kabayel, giving Chisora his 8th professional loss.[80] Chisora started the fight slow, remaining patient. He became more active after round 6, but failed to bustle the attack on Kabayel, who moved well with his feet. Kabayel also used quick combinations and jabs to win many of the rounds. Speaking to Sky Sports after the bout, Chisora said, "I'm not going to complain, I lost the fight. I always bounce back so I'm not worried." Eddie Hearn stated a rematch with Chisora and Whyte would still be possible.[81][82][83]

Joe Joyce negotiations

On 3 February 2018, whilst backstage at the O2 Arena in London for Lawrence Okolie vs. Isaac Chamberlain, Hearn told YouTube channel IFL tv, Chisora would be returning to the ring on 24 March on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne, which would also take place at the O2 Arena. Also backstage, Chisora met with David Haye and Joe Joyce, where Chisora revealed Haye had contacted his manager Steve Goodwin and offered £60,000 for him to fight Joyce. Chisora later stated if the money was right, he would fight Joyce on the Tony Bellew vs. David Haye II card on 5 May 2018.[84] After Joyce knocked out Rudolf Jozic on 16 February, Haye revealed a new six-figure offer would be presented to Chisora, which would see him earn around the same purse he received in his loss to Kabayel.[85][86] On 1 March, Joyce claimed Chisora had rejected the fight completely.[87] Matchroom confirmed French boxer Zakaria Azzouzi (14-2-2, 10 KOs) as Chisora's opponent.[88] After a slow first round where Chisora used his jab and stalked Azzouzi, Chisora dropped Azzouzi with a big right hand in the next round. The fight was then stopped by referee Robert Williams after Azzouzi struggled to get to his feet. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:12 of round 2. After the fight, whilst being interviewed by the Sky Sports team, Chisora called over David Haye and his fighter Joe Joyce. Prior to calling them over, Chisora referred to Joyce as a Chihuahua. Chisora first asked Haye if he had confidence in Jocye and then stated, “In front of the British public on live television, I’ll make a deal with you right now: if he (Joyce) beats me you write me a cheque of £1, if I beat him you give me your purse against Tony (Bellew) and your TV rights.” Haye rejected the offer. Chisora then told Haye to not mention his name again. Haye told Sky Sports, “We offered him the same money he got for (Kubrat) Pulev, more money than he got for the European title, but you said no. Okay, we understand.”[89][90][91]

Chisora vs. Takam

After a month of speculation, on 15 June 2018, a fight between Chisora and former world title challenger Carlos Takam was finally announced to take place at the O2 Arena in London on 28 July 2018, with the bout taking place on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker on Sky Box Office.[92][93] Takam started the fight out-working Chisora, which Chisora landing the of effective hard punch. He spent most of the rounds against the ropes looking for counters. Chisora began to take more punishment as the fight progressed and clearly behind on the cards. At one point in round 6, referee Howard Foster was looking at possibly stopping the fight with Chisora taking shots against the ropes. By round 7, Takam was landing the better shots and looked to be on his way to an eventual stoppage win, however in round 8, Chisora connected with a big right hand to Takam's head sending him to the canvas. Takam made it to his feet looking dazed. The fight resumed and Chisora landed an identical punch dropping Takam a second time. Foster then stopped the fight with 1 minute remaining of the round. With the win, Chisora claimed the vacant WBA International title. Promoter Hearn and pundits in the arena stated he had made his way back into the heavyweight title mix.[94][95] After the bout, on who he would like to fight next, he said, "I definitely want the winner of the main event (Whyte vs. Parker)." Hearn stated in the post-fight press conference that he would issue a challenge to WBC champion Deontay Wilder to defend his title against Chisora in either Brooklyn or London.[96][97]

Chisora vs. Whyte II

In Mid October 2018, Whyte and Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz appeared to have a war of words and called each other out, with Ortiz stating he would come to the UK and fight Whyte on 22 December, a potential PPV date allocated to the possible Whyte vs. Chisora rematch. After hearing this, Chisora came out saying 'No one wants to see that [Whyte-Ortiz]', that he was 'the Money Man' and Whyte should fight him if he wants to earn more money.[98] Hearn also stated despite Ortiz putting his name forward, Chisora was the front-runner to fight Whyte.[99]

On 17 October, it was reported that Chisora had hired former rival David Haye as his new manager. The news came as a shock as both Chisora and Haye had been rivals since before they had their grudge match in 2012 and in early 2018 were involved in broken down talks when Haye tried to persuade Chisora to fight his boxer Joe Joyce. Both Haye and Chisora sat down in the Sky studios and talked about their relationship, explaining how the came to a deal. They also stated that Chisora will no longer go by the name 'Del Boy' and would now be 'WAR'.[100][101] On 22 October, Whyte told Sky Sports that Chisora needed to sign a deal quick or he would look at other options.[102] On 1 November, the rematch was announced to take place on 22 December at The O2 Arena on Sky Sports Box Office.[103]

Personal life

In November 2010, Chisora was found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend after finding text messages from another man on her phone. He narrowly escaped being sent to jail, and was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for two years. He was ordered to pay £1,500 in compensation and £500 costs and complete 150 hours community work. The court was told that the fighter also had previous convictions for public order offences, assaulting a police officer and possession of an offensive weapon.[104]

In November 2015, Chisora was stopped in his Bentley near Hyde Park in London. In September 2016, it was reported that Chisora was driving without a valid driving licence, insurance and MOT certificate. After initially being given six points, which would mean a six month driving ban, Chisora since appealed the ban blaming his insurance broker. A date of 10 October 2016 was set for the hearing.[105] At a court hearing in January 2017, Chisora avoided a driving ban by claiming he thought he was insured after a payment had left his account, paying for two drivers.[106]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
37 fights 29 wins 8 losses
By knockout 21 2
By decision 8 6
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
38 N/A N/A United Kingdom Dillian Whyte N/A – (12) 22 Dec 2018 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England Defending WBA International heavyweight title;
For WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight titles
37 Win 29–8 France Carlos Takam TKO 8 (12), 1:01 28 Jul 2018 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England Won vacant WBA International heavyweight title
36 Win 28–8 France Zakaria Azzouzi TKO 2 (8), 2:12 24 Mar 2018 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England
35 Loss 27–8 Germany Agit Kabayel MD 12 4 Nov 2017 Monaco Casino de Salle Medcin, Monte Carlo, Monaco For European heavyweight title
34 Win 27–7 Croatia Robert Filipovic TKO 5 (6), 1:20 30 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
33 Loss 26–7 United Kingdom Dillian Whyte SD 12 10 Dec 2016 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England For WBC International heavyweight title
32 Win 26–6 Bosnia and Herzegovina Drazan Janjanin KO 2 (8), 1:09 10 Sep 2016 Sweden Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
31 Loss 25–6 Bulgaria Kubrat Pulev SD 12 7 May 2016 Germany Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany For vacant European heavyweight title
30 Win 25–5 Hungary Andras Csomor TKO 2 (8), 2:08 9 Jan 2016 Germany Baden-Arena, Offenburg, Germany
29 Win 24–5 Croatia Jakov Gospic TKO 3 (8), 2:23 12 Dec 2015 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England
28 Win 23–5 Hungary Peter Erdos TKO 5 (8), 1:01 5 Dec 2015 Germany Inselparkhalle, Hamburg, Germany
27 Win 22–5 Brazil Marcelo Luiz Nascimento PTS 10 26 Sep 2015 United Kingdom The SSE Arena Wembley, London, England
26 Win 21–5 Georgia (country) Beka Lobjanidze KO 1 (10), 0:29 24 Jul 2015 United Kingdom The SSE Arena Wembley, London, England
25 Loss 20–5 United Kingdom Tyson Fury RTD 10 (12), 3:00 29 Nov 2014 United Kingdom ExCeL, London, England Lost European and WBO International heavyweight titles;
For vacant British heavyweight title
24 Win 20–4 United States Kevin Johnson UD 12 15 Feb 2014 United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, London, England Retained WBA International and WBO International heavyweight titles
23 Win 19–4 Czech Republic Ondřej Pála TKO 3 (12), 0:31 30 Nov 2013 United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, London, England Retained WBO International heavyweight title;
Won vacant WBA International heavyweight title
22 Win 18–4 Germany Edmund Gerber TKO 5 (12), 2:55 21 Sep 2013 United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, London, England Won vacant European heavyweight title
21 Win 17–4 United States Malik Scott TKO 6 (10), 2:56 20 Jul 2013 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England Won vacant WBO International heavyweight title
20 Win 16–4 Argentina Hector Alfredo Avila TKO 9 (10), 2:49 20 Apr 2013 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England
19 Loss 15–4 United Kingdom David Haye TKO 5 (10), 2:59 14 Jul 2012 United Kingdom Boleyn Ground, London, England For vacant WBA Inter-Continental and WBO International heavyweight titles
18 Loss 15–3 Ukraine Vitali Klitschko UD 12 18 Feb 2012 Germany Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany For WBC heavyweight title
17 Loss 15–2 Finland Robert Helenius SD 12 3 Dec 2011 Finland Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland For WBA Inter-Continental, WBO Inter-Continental, and vacant European heavyweight titles
16 Win 15–1 Lithuania Remigijus Ziausys PTS 6 11 Nov 2011 United Kingdom North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax, England
15 Loss 14–1 United Kingdom Tyson Fury UD 12 23 Jul 2011 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England Lost British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
14 Win 14–0 United Kingdom Sam Sexton TKO 9 (12), 2:53 18 Sep 2010 United Kingdom LG Arena, Birmingham, England Retained British heavyweight title;
Won Commonwealth heavyweight title
13 Win 13–0 United Kingdom Danny Williams TKO 2 (12), 1:41 15 May 2010 United Kingdom Boleyn Ground, London, England Won British heavyweight title
12 Win 12–0 United Kingdom Carl Baker TKO 2 (10), 2:13 13 Feb 2010 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England
11 Win 11–0 Georgia (country) Zurab Noniashvili TKO 3 (8), 2:20 9 Oct 2009 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
10 Win 10–0 United Kingdom Paul Butlin PTS 8 22 May 2009 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
9 Win 9–0 Russia Daniil Peretyatko PTS 8 30 Jan 2009 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
8 Win 8–0 United Kingdom Neil Simpson RTD 2 (8), 3:00 6 Dec 2008 United Kingdom ExCeL, London, England
7 Win 7–0 United Kingdom Lee Swaby TKO 3 (8), 2:45 26 Sep 2008 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
6 Win 6–0 United States Shawn McLean TKO 6 (8), 3:00 12 Sep 2008 United Kingdom Grosvenor House, London, England
5 Win 5–0 United Kingdom Sam Sexton TKO 6 (6), 2:34 14 Jun 2008 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Paul Butlin PTS 4 12 Jan 2008 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
3 Win 3–0 United Kingdom Darren Morgan PTS 4 13 Oct 2007 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Tony Booth PTS 4 7 Apr 2007 United Kingdom Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
1 Win 1–0 Hungary István Kecskés TKO 2 (4), 1:21 17 Feb 2007 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England Professional debut

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