Boxing - Chisora confident of regaining licence

Controversial heavyweight Dereck Chisora hopes to have his British boxing licence back in time to complete at Wembley Arena in March.

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Dereck Chisora (photo: Neill Hamersley)

Heavyweight Chisora will feature at Wembley Arena on March 16.against a yet-to-be-announced fighter, subject to him being successful in reapplying for his British Boxing Board of Control license.

He was stripped of his license following his actions before and after an unsuccessful challenge of WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in February 2012, which saw the Zimbabwe-born boxer slap Vitali during the weigh-in, spit water in the face of the champion's brother and cornerman Wladimir and brawl with fellow Brit David Haye post-bout.

'Del Boy' feels ready to return to action after his last bout, a KO defeat to Haye at Upton Park in July.

"I've been keeping quite busy," he said. "I've been in the gym and I've been running."

"We have done a lot of work. We have done some lessons. It's all good now," Chisora continued.

"Last year is the past. Now is 2013 and we will move on in a good way. We are just going to continue the career now. I am feeling a million dollars.

"I want to put [the Haye] episode to bed, that's what I want to do. We will get this licence, get the fight out of the way and then we will move on to something else."

The big-hitting Finchley slugger, a former British and Commonwealth Champion, will feature in a ten-round International contest.

George Groves, meanwhile, said he will have an awkward task elsewhere on the card against Mohammed Ali Ndiaye, whom he claims hated rival James DeGale ducked.

The London fighter is looking to add the vacant European super-middleweight title to his British and Commonwealth belts against the Italian-based Senegalese fighter.

“I’ve won the British and Commonwealth titles and the European is the next step for me towards the world title," said Groves.

"The guys is tough and awkward. James DeGale didn’t want to fight him, but I’ve got the tools to beat him."

Groves, 24, put on a masterclass performance in December to outpoint Glen Johnson over 12 rounds in London. Ndiaye has only lost once, on points, in 22 fights.

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