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'I want the Chinese guy.' - Says Veteran British Heavyweight Boxer Derek Chisora

Derek Chisora, the veteran British heavyweight boxer known for his aggressive fighting style, is setting his sights on a new opponent. Although he’s faced several high-profile fighters like Tyson Fury, Joseph Parker, and Oleksandr Usyk in recent years, and despite some calls for him to retire, Chisora is determined to continue his boxing journey.

In an interview with Boxing Social, Chisora, nicknamed ‘Del Boy,’ expressed his desire to face a particular fighter in the ring.

“I want the Chinese guy.”

he said, referring to Zhilei Zhang. Standing at 6 feet 6 inches, Zhang has rapidly risen through the ranks to become one of the most promising contenders in the heavyweight division.

Zhang, also known as ‘Big Bang,’ has gained attention following two impressive knockout victories over British fighter Joe Joyce in 2023. These consecutive wins have earned him the WBA mandatory status, positioning him as a potential opponent for the winner of the upcoming undisputed world heavyweight championship bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.

Throughout his 27-fight career, Zhang has suffered only one loss, a contentious decision against Filip Hrgovic in August 2022, which many fans believed Zhang had won. This setback hasn’t deterred the 6’6″ Chinese powerhouse, who has expressed his eagerness to face Tyson Fury, someone he has long wanted to challenge.

However, Chisora’s challenge represents a significant test for Zhang, who has more experience and a reputation for resilience. Despite Chisora’s enthusiasm, Zhang has advised him to “wait in line,” indicating that a fight between the two may not be imminent.

Zhang, 40, has also been mentioned as a potential opponent for Anthony Joshua, a matchup that his team appears to be more interested in pursuing. Whether Zhang faces Chisora, Joshua, or another top contender, he is undoubtedly a fighter to watch in the heavyweight division.

Chisora, on the other hand, continues to defy expectations at the age of 38. With a career spanning over a decade, he has faced some of the best in the division and has become a fan favorite for his never-say-die attitude and willingness to take on all challengers. Despite the odds, Chisora remains hopeful and determined to secure a big fight and possibly add a few more chapters to his storied career.

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