• Heavyweight

Chisora targets Price and a world title

ESPN staff
April 12, 2013
Dereck Chisora still plans to win a world title © PA Photos

Dereck Chisora has vowed to destroy his April 20th opponent to earn a shot at fellow Brit David Price.

Chisora is scheduled to meet Hector Alfredo Avila in a 10-round bout at Wembley Arena in a week's time. The fight will be his first since returning from suspension by the British Boxing Board of control.

Beaten by Vitali Klitschko and David Haye in recent outings, Chisora maintains he can launch an assault on the world title. In his eyes, victory over Avila is the stepping stone to a showdown with Price.

"I'm back in business and I'm on the road back to the world title," Chisora said. "I'm looking to destroy Avila first at Wembley Arena and then face one of the other so-called rivals next.

"If it's David Price then great, I know he wouldn't be able to stand up to my power and he'd be a good step in the right direction for me.

"It's exciting to be back in the ring after almost a year out. I've been working hard in the gym with my trainer Don Charles, making changes and improving, and we're both tunnel focused on achieving the goal of winning the world heavyweight title.

"I'm still only 29 and I've had only 19 fights, aside from Haye, I took Tyson Fury the distance despite not being in the best shape, I was robbed against Robert Helenius for the European title in his backyard and then took Klitschko the distance straight after.

"The world title is my goal and I will achieve it."

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